In Search of Brigid Coltrane
by Seamus Beirne

Publication Date: September 6, 2018
Fireship Press
eBook; 316 Pages

Genre: Historical Fiction/Action & Adventure/World War II/Thriller/Mystery & Suspense



Political and Religious Intrigue in 1940s Ireland

A lazy Sunday afternoon of fishing on an Irish lake suddenly turns into a nightmare of flight and terror when Peter Coltrane and his fourteen-year-old daughter Brigid stumble on a gruesome execution. The chase is on when the assassins find out that they have been discovered. In his small motorboat, Peter leads them in the falling darkness through the hazardous channels of the boggy terrain where they finally find refuge and think they are safe. However, the next morning, Brigid has vanished.

Peter must race against the clock to save Brigid. But will good trump evil, and at what cost?

“Beirne manages to imbue each of his characters with just enough complexity to keep readers engaged…A violent, captivating, and boggy tale set during World War II.” —Kirkus Reviews

“In Search of Brigid Coltrane is a thrilling adventure story, a work of fast paced fiction skilfully woven into real events. It’s really worth a read.” —Darryl Greer, Readers’ Favorite

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About the Author

Irish-born writer, Seamus Beirne, lives in Irvine, California with his wife Ann and their dog Lucy. The stress of retirement is alleviated by their three grown children and two grandsons!! Seamus spent thirty-five years as a high school English teacher and administrator. Before that he worked as a priest in a Catholic high school and in neighboring parishes. His first novel, Breakout From Sugar Island was published in the fall of 2015.

Seamus has always been interested in history, especially Irish history. He is inspired by authors like Ben Kane, William Dietrich, Valerio Manfredi and C.J. Sansom—authors who bring the past to life through powerful characters and a tangible sense of place.

Although he has written opinion pieces for the Los Angeles Times and contributed to school newsletters, his first attempt to write fiction was seven years ago. Since that time, he has completed three historical novels. Seamus has received the following awards: Conference Choice Award winner for adult fiction, San Diego Writers Conference, 2010, 2011, and 2012. Runner-up for adult fiction, San Francisco Writers Conference, 2010. Finalist in the Pacific Northwest Writers Association Conference, 2011.

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