The 1960s was a period of great civil unrest in Northern Ireland, and the IRA and Protestant militants were in constant battle. The British entered the picture in 1969 only to be caught in the middle. No one could see a resolution. Rory McCaan, a young man raised in Londonderry, and transplanted in the U.S. after becoming an orphan, leads an obscure band that only a few in his homeland know exists. He acquires vast resources and, with his companions, he attempts to redress crimes that both sides commit. As the story unfolds, one sees that Rory is not simply a vigilante. He has a larger purpose, one that he seeks to fulfill through his fortuitous association with Nealen McGowen, a young congressional staffer with equal fervor. While Rory returns to Ireland to inflict his various forms of retribution, Nealen ascends to fill his boss's seat. As Nealen's fixation on "the troubles" haunts him, he conspires with Rory to bring the conflict to America. His goal... to stir the passion of Irish-Americans and to get the U.S. involved. A fast moving fictional tale about the futility of revenge, The Provisional American Faction takes the reader through a sequence of obsession, aggression, retribution, closure, and ultimately, peace.
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