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The Rising of the Moon

The Rising of the Moon

William Martin

Forge Books


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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William Martin

New York Times bestselling author WILLIAM MARTIN is best known for his historical fiction, which chronicles the lives of the great and the anonymous in American history while bringing to life legendary American locations, from Cape Cod to Annapolis to The City of Dreams. His first novel, Back Bay, introduced Boston treasure hunter Peter Fallon, who is still tracking artifacts across the landscape of our national imagination. Martin received a New England Book Award, given to "an author whose body of work stands as a significant contribution to the culture of the region."

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