Dark and irreverent, MOHAMMED MAGUIRE is a wickedly funny fable by bestselling author Bateman.
When the Marines destroy a terrorist training camp in the Libyan desert, they also kill both the parents of a ten-year-old boy, Mohammed Maguire.
Brought back to Ireland, the land of his mother's birth, young Mohammed is treated as a public relations commodity by both sides of an argument that he doesn't understand - but which he can see with the clear eyes of a child.
Wickedly funny and wonderfully abrasive, MOHAMMED MAGUIRE is Bateman at his very best.
It is as if Spike Milligan teamed up with Flann O'Brien with the idea of writing a farce about Northern Ireland in the 80s. We are offered free-wheeling lunacy, satire, raw comedy and wonderful abrasive dialogue - Sunday Tribune
Bateman was a journalist in Northern Ireland before becoming a full-time writer. His first novel, DIVORCING JACK, won the Betty Trask Prize, and all his novels have been critically acclaimed. He wrote the screenplays for the feature films DIVORCING JACK and WILD ABOUT HARRY and the popular TV series MURPHY'S LAW starring James Nesbitt. Bateman lives in Ireland with his family.