In Honduras, he begins a quiet new life. But trouble has a way of finding Christmas. With unrest sweeping the countryside, he's kidnapped by bandits. Soon, he finds himself taking sides in an all-out civil war--as leader of the rebellion.
MERCENARY is the story of the USA's most famous soldier of fortune: the hard-drinking drifter who changed the fate of a nation.
Praise for MERCENARY:
"Highly recommended to readers of adventure fiction and history, as well as anyone interested in American adventurism and meddling in Latin America."--Wall Street Journal and USA Todaybestselling author Michael Wallace.
"Lee Christmas led a roaring life on and off the battlefield. Gaughran's great, fast-paced read keeps you right alongside all his exploits."--Richard Sutton, author of The Red Gate.
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David is Irish and lives in Dublin, where it rains every day and conversation is a sport. He is the author of the historical adventures Liberty Boy, Mercenary, and A Storm Hits Valparaiso, as well as two popular books for writers: Let's Get Digital & Let's Get Visible. His work has been featured in the Huffington Post, The Sunday Times and, most pleasingly, the Journal for Maritime Research.
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Dublin has been on a knife-edge since the failed rebellion in July, and Jimmy O'Flaherty suspects a newcomer to The Liberties - Kitty Doyle - is mixed up in it. She accuses him of spying for the English, and he thinks she's a reckless troublemaker.
All Jimmy wants is to earn enough coin to buy passage to America. But when the English turn his trading patch into a gallows, Jimmy finds himself drawn into the very conflict he's spent his whole life avoiding.
"Liberty Boy is a riveting tale of an overlooked rebellion, told from the perspective of the streets, with gifted dialogue that is more heard than read and unexpected twists that leave you breathless from first page to last." - Cindy Vallar, Historical Novel Society Review.
Keywords: historical fiction, historical novel, literary fiction, fiction, ebook, history, 19th century, 18th century, ireland, irish, history, robert emmett, united irishmen, adventure, rebellion, dublin, british, britain, england, love, war