It is worth reading, but parts of it are totally incorrect, and some of it is plagerized, though possibly accidentally. I provided Keefe with a lot of information with permission to use it as he saw fit, but he ignored a central piece of the jigsaw for which I provided rock solid evidence, and then he went on to quote me directly with a complete paragraph I had spoken in a documentary ten years previously, which I had not referred to, and which he did not provide a citation.Way off topic, but has anyone read "Say Nothing" by Patrick Radden Keefe? It's a superb read, bit of a shock at the end too, almost like a fictional detective novel, but all too real unfortunately.
On the plus side he did make a general acknowledgement for the help, but also made other direct quotes, again without citation. I believe it happened because Keefe is more of a journalist than an academic and was not being malicious, but his dismissal of vital evidence is inexplicable.
He is, nevertheless, pretty much on the money with his account of what happened to Jean McConville and on who actually participated...... Though I would argue that only up to a point, and again., he got a lot of that from someone else, not me I hasten to add. However, while his final shocking twist has some (wafer thin) credibility, its speculative because it is based on a third-hand interpretation of something someone said. A worthwhile read nonetheless especially for those who really want to know how and why a lot of other stuff happened during a key part of the Troubles.