Fallon's Wake

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Tom Doherty Associates, Apr 1, 2007 - Fiction - 352 pages
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Randy Lee Eickhoff is one of today's most treasured Irish-American scholar/authors. His translations of the Irish national epics The Raid and The Feast have won him praise as a poet and historian while his books on famous figures from America's past--Bowie and The Fourth Horseman show his talents as a storyteller.

Tom Fallon is an ex-IRA assassin who is drawn back into the movement in an attempt to stop drugs from being shipped into Ireland. But what starts as a simple attempt to make peace with the past quickly opens the door to a dangerous future as Fallon becomes enmeshed in a dark game of international crime, a shocking intrigue that involves political echelons at the highest levels. In the process, he also stumbles upon the bitter truth, buried below decades of war--a truth that leaves a country torn at the seams with one last hope for peace

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User Review  - davidpwhelan - LibraryThing

This novel of a retired PIRA gunman being brought back to hunt down drug traffickers starts off well. It ends poorly, losing momentum and its way. The first two thirds are a pretty good read and ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Three years ago IRA assassin Tomas Fallon retired from the killing business and settled into a small cottage on Long Woman's Grave. One rainy day two armed men arrive at his door. He disarms them ... Read full review

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PART ONE Ireland
PART TWO America
Epilogue Ireland

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Randy Lee Eickhoff holds several graduate degrees, including a Ph.D. in Classics. He lives in El Paso, Texas where he works on translations in several languages, poetry, plays, and novels of which two have been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. His translation of Ireland's national epic is now a text in not only schools in the United States, but countries overseas as well. His nonfiction work on the Tigua Indians, Exiled, won the Southwest History Award. He has been inducted into the Paso Del Norte Writers Hall of Fame, the local chapter of the Texas Institute of Arts and Letters. He spends his time in El Paso, Ireland, and Italy, lecturing on Dante and The Ulster Cycle.

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