Dead Cert - latest novel by Pat O'Reilly

WTT Vice President Pat O'Reilly will be well known to many anglers for his book 'Matching the Hatch'.

His latest book is a fast moving thriller called 'Dead Cert' that has, inevitably, flyfishing woven into its intricate plot.   

Pat is very generously donating his author royalties and publisher's proceeds to support the work of the Wild Trout Trust inspiring, advising and helping community groups across Britain and Ireland to protect wild trout and their habitats.

You can buy a signed copy of the book from the First Nature website, price £7.00 plus £1.95 p&p (UK orders only).

About 'Dead Cert'

Set in the Teifi Valley, this fast-moving thriller, the sequel to the acclaimed Dead Drift, by writer, broadcaster and life-long flyfisher Pat O’Reilly (a vice president of The Wild Trout Trust) inevitably has flyfishing woven into its intricate plot:

Arthur Leclerc disappeared while on a fishing holiday on the River Teifi in west Wales. He was not just one of about 170,000 people reported missing each year, but one of the 5000 or so who remain missing long term.

Arthur’s fishing rod and creel were found on the riverbank, but despite an extensive search his body was never recovered. Six years later, Arthur’s daughter Sara and her husband Dr John Stephenson try to re-trace Arthur’s steps, staying at the same fishing lodge. The river is showing its bones… and many of them turn out to be human.

Meanwhile, plucked from the Kremlin’s grasp by Britain’s secret service, four Russian dissidents also disappear… this time from an MI6 safe house in Oxford. Their fate is linked to that of a dozen high-profile missing persons whose disappearance remains unexplained.

The Stephensons have poked a real hornets’ nest this time…

Reviews of Dead Drift

Shades of Ian Flemming without the gimmicks, and towards the end a death-cum-suicide rate worthy of The Avengers… The final scene was just right and very Agatha Christie, which is not to be sneered at.” CV, Portugal.

Very fast paced. I read the whole book in three sittings, which is unheard of for me. I just wanted to turn the page and read the next bout of mis-direction.” PJ, Wales UK.