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The Rising of the Moon

The Rising of the Moon

William Martin

Forge Books



Trade Paperback

Boston, 1916.

Irish immigrant Tom Tracy has nearly everything he's ever wanted—a promising political career as an aide to the city's mayor and the love of a beautiful woman, Rachel Levka. When his lusty cousin, Padraic Starr, arrives from Galway on a mission for the Irish rebellion, Tom's world unravels.

Padraic convinces Tom to return to his homeland to join the cause and avenge his father's death. Padraic's convictions also inspire Rachel, a fervent Zionist, who finds herself powerfully drawn to him. All three set sail for Ireland loaded with guns and ammunition. On Easter Sunday 1916, love, loyalty, and history collide in violence that will change their lives forever.


"Bless me, Father, for I have sinned."

"How long has it been since your last confession?"

"Six weeks and three days."

"A long time," said the priest, then he listened for the response that...


Praise for The Rising of the Moon

“A master storyteller.” —Seattle Post-Intelligencer

“A stimulating and moving tale, full of action and passion, and sure to have wide appeal. Recommended.” —Library Journal

“A storyteller whose smoothness equals his ambition.” —Publishers Weekly

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About the author

William Martin

WILLIAM MARTIN, New York Times bestselling author of ten novels, is best known for his historical fiction, which has chronicled the lives of the great and the anonymous in American history while bringing to life legendary American locations, from Cape Cod to Annapolis. Martin's first novel, Back Bay, introduced Boston treasure hunter Peter Fallon, who continues to track artifacts across the landscape of our national imagination in more recent works like City of Dreams. Other Martin novels, such as Harvard Yard, Citizen Washington, and The Lost Constitution have established him as a "storyteller whose smoothness equals his ambition" (Publishers Weekly).

Martin has also written an award-winning PBS documentary and one of the cheesiest horror movies ever made. He was the recipient of the 2005 New England Book Award, given to "an author whose body of work stands as a significant contribution to the culture of the region." There are more than three million copies of his books in print. William Martin has three grown children and lives near Boston with his wife.

William Martin

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