A fleeing man, a woman trapped in long-gone love, a covenant demanding irrational courage . . .
Ten years ago, 17-year-old Tony MacNeill went to the penitentiary for a crime he denied; Lenny Quin was queen of Manhattan art circles, soon to succumb to a mind that stopped working.
They meet in a tiny seafaring village in Ireland.
Both are obsessive, both exceptional.
Tony’s oath is sworn: become who he was meant to be, belong again to a place, maybe to someone. For Lenny, the future lies entombed in the past; she’s elegant and odd, some say dangerous.
Together, their fire is intimate . . .
But unnerving events force them apart, and secrets and silence fog what’s true. A strange disappearance and spine-chilling drama draw out old woundings: his taking to the streets at fourteen, soul-deep scarring, compulsive courage; Lenny’s walkout on celebrity in NY, heroic zeal in wartime Iraq, her reclusiveness.
Against all that divides them . . . for all they together might be,
Tony MacNeill will be unstoppable . . . once again.
From Ireland to America to the underbelly of Baghdad, this deeply moving story spins with surprises as it unveils two impassioned people, the extremes they’ll go to, and the frailty and resilience of the human heart.
‘Solemn, resplendent, cinematic . . .’ James Rutherford, Author
‘A journey of heart-stopping moments . . .’ Emma Feix Alberts, Author