When a suspected Irish terrorist is arrested at the airport, his deportation defense is led by a young, inexperienced attorney.
Gradually he unravels a series of twists and turns in the case, which lead back to his own family’s involvement in betrayal.
Quisling is a term originating in Norway, which is used in Scandinavian languages and in English for a person who collaborates with an enemy occupying force – or more generally as a synonym for traitor. The word originates from the surname of the Norwegian war-time leader Vidkun Quisling, who headed a domestic Nazi collaborationist regime during World War II.
For some, the past does not die quickly or easily. Whether distant or recent, a familial wrong festers, locked in the craw of subsequent generations. It begs revenge. In The Quisling, the spirit of a dead father, betrayed to enemy authorities by a supposed “friend,” calls out to his offspring from the grave for retribution. Even though the Quisling flees his native land and creates a new identity, it does not guarantee his safety. Eventually, he will be found. But the result might not be straight-forward; it can be gut-wrenching.
We have laws to protect you from those people.
Not your game, Sean Conlon. Different game, different rules. Your problem is, you don’t know the rules.
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