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Breakout from Sugar Island

Breakout from Sugar Island

by Seamus Beirne


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Dedicated to the 60,000 Irish slaves who perished in Barbados, victims of Cromwell's terror campaign in Ireland during the 17th century.

When Michael Redferne pulls the body of twenty year old Maureen Kelly from a frozen Irish lake, something tells him he should leave well enough alone. But fear conquers instinct and he hides the frozen corpse in the ice house on Lord Preston's estate. Unaware that sinister forces in the persons of Lady Preston and her lover are conspiring against him, he walks into a trap and is shipped in chains to Barbados, known as Sugar Island. Once there, Redferne joins thousands of African and Irish laborers who are forced to work in the cane fields from dawn to dusk under the cowhide whips of brutal overseers. The rising and setting sun becomes a doomsday clock, ticking off Redferne's slow march to the grave. He must escape if he hopes to redeem his past and save his future.

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ISBN-13: 9781611793352
Publisher: Fireship Press
Publication date: 08/25/2015
Pages: 422
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.86(d)

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