Bio: This is the first book about Michael Collins by an author with experience in security, party politics, and covert political abuses. A lecturer in history and social anthropology, S M Sigerson has been active in NGOs, community groups, and electoral politics, throughout her life; specializing in event security and public safety. A distant relation of the late Donn Piatt, she comes from a family which also has a long history of military service in various conflicts. Since the 1970s, she has devoted on-going in-depth study to the subject of secretive interference in lawful political activity, including politically-motivated killings. Her fascination with Michael Collins’ story inspired six years’ intensive research on his life and times; leading to her re-location to Ireland, and first-hand acquaintance with places, people and culture connected with him. She is the first author to approach the enigma of Collins' death, armed with this unique range of expertise.