From an Irish American who sees modern Ireland as a perpetuating land of ancient mysticism and grand magical people, comes an epic novel about an Irish family whose dashing good looks, charming personalities, and joyous love of life becomes the envy and unquenchable obsession of another family---one very rich, very shallow, and unmercifully corrupt, creating a nightmare that lasts for over twenty years.
The story is set in Aghadoe , Ireland , just a bit west of Killarney where the land is rich and glorious with green meadows and blue lakes. The heroine, Mary Elizabeth O'Malley is more than the mother of nine Irish sons. She is blessed with a supernatural gift, a secret of hers, that becomes the fixation of a vicious assassin whose passionate lust to control her, leads to a deceptive plot that leaves her isolated and abandoned in a deserted drug compound in South America for twenty years.
Accused of murdering her husband in a trumped up trial, Mary Elizabeth O'Malley remains sane by dreaming about her family back in Ireland , while her kidnapper waits for his father to die so he can inherit his fortune and find the woman he believes will help him control a vast criminal empire.
Back in Ireland , her nine sons grow up intent on discovering the truth behind their parent's disappearance. Each grown brother has kept his own clandestine activities secret while developing the skills needed to uncover the needed clues. One day, a fated hint brings the long estranged brothers back to their home where they rediscover their love for each other and hope for their future. Along the way, they discover ruthless and massive corruption and such unspeakable scandals that the CIA, FBI, and Scotland Yard have teamed up to help them uncover a criminal network of massive proportions.
Though just recently released this novel is already receiving five star reviews.
About the Author
Laura Joyce studied Political Science at Emory University and went on to the University of Georgia to complete a Masters in Public Administration. She then worked at Emory University in Information Technology for seventeen years. During part of that tenure she wrote extensively on various technology topics and was the chief editor of a scholarly journal entitled, A Publication on Information Technology from Emory University [POINT]. Many of her papers on information technology can still be found on the Internet. She has completed a trilogy: The Secrets of Nine Irish Sons I – The Beginning The Secrets of Nine Irish Sons II – The Rose Oisín The Secrets of Nine Irish Sons III – The Forces of Stones She is now retired and living in Florida. Extended Bio at: http://www.fourrosesandbrownpublishing.com/aboutlaura.htm