Calling the Shots is a fast-paced account based on real events which took place in the months leading up to the ending of the so-called ‘armed struggle' in Ulster's Troubles. Jeremy Granville, Security Services Director and Co-ordinator of Intelligence is involved in secret negotiations with leading paramilitaries in an effort to end the conflict. As the talks continue, in an intense poker game for real, all sides find themselves faced with difficult and often unpalatable decisions; choices that will change the lives of all of those involved and lead to some paying the ultimate price. The ambitious Granville finds both his professional and personal aspirations depend on a successful outcome - which frequently proves elusive, not least because of tensions within the security forces. He must daily manage a whole series of contradictions, but is his judgment clouded by his feelings for a beautiful woman in the enemy camp? Robert Ramsay has woven an intriguing and thought provoking story around the people, places and events which helped to shape the peace process. It lifts the lid on the often murky actions of all the participants, including the British Government.