In the summer of 1922, Robert Shannon, a young American hero
of the Great War, lands in Ireland. A Marine chaplain, he was present at the
frightful Battle of Belleau Wood, and he still suffers from shell shock. His
mentor hopes that a journey Robert had always wanted to make to find his family
roots will restore his equilibrium and his vocation. But there is more to the
story: on his return from the war, Robert Shannon witnessed startling and
lethal corruption in the Archdiocese of Boston. As a consequence, he has also
been sent to Ireland to secure his silence permanently.
At dawn one morning, Robert steps ashore from a freighter in
the river’s estuary and is thrust headlong into the maelstrom of Irish
politics, with the country now roiling from the civil war that followed the
1921 Treaty with Britain. While Robert faces the dangers of a strife-torn
nation and is pursued by the venom of true evil, Ireland’s myths and people,
its beliefs and traditions, its humor and wit unfurl healingly before his feet
every step of the way.
Shannon is a
timeless and unforgettable account of salvation, belief, duty, and the healing
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