TRUSTED LIKE THE FOX is a superb tale of suspense from the acclaimed writer for television and the big screen, Wesley Burrowes.

It tells the story of Bill Burgess, a television journalist working in Dublin for many years, who in 1972 decides, in the midst of the political violence raging throughout the North, to take a trip back to his home town in Co. Antrim. The town remains much as he remembers it, at least outwardly, but there are some unsettling surprises in store from those who were his childhood companions. He is baffled by their attitude towards him, but then the grim truth begins to reveal itself…

As well as being a page-turner from a master of suspense,Trusted Like the Fox earns an honourable place in the genre of political fiction, providing a deep insight into the world of Loyalism and the attitudes that drove the extremism of the time. It was a world that Wesley Burrowes knew at first hand, having grown up in the Unionist tradition in Northern Ireland during the 1930s and 1940s.


Wesley Burrowes (1930-2015) was born and reared in Bangor, Co. Down, before coming to Dublin where he established his name as a playwright and a screenwriter for television and film. He achieved great acclaim for his work on three iconic television series for RTE Television – The Riordans, Bracken, and Glenroe.

‘Wesley Burrowes uses sectarian street doggerel lodged in memory since childhood, an amalgam inaccessible to others. In page after page of compulsive narrative he captures the real thing with lucid, credible prose and wry, humorous dialogue, permeated with a growing sense of menace that builds brilliantly to an unnerving climax…’  EUGENE McCABE


ISBN:978 0 9955239 75
28 September 2017