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Leo Levy, thirty-five, advertising drone, aspiring photojournalist, is staring at a downhill slide into middle age. Following the devastating death of his father, he heads to Ireland in search of an adventure... and for his sins, he finds one. While Levy is establishing himself near Ireland’s Western shores, Malachy McSwiggin, a feared IRA leader, is escaping from the H-Blocks in Belfast’s Long Kesh Prison and heading South with the law and a secret IRA faction chasing him. Soon afterward, Levy meets Tara, a disenfranchised Irish schoolteacher home on holidays - the new love of his life. Together, they are drawn into a terrifying journey through the violent underbelly of Ireland, an odyssey that could well destroy them.


About the Author

Ren Patterson
renpatterson Verona, Wisconsin, USA
Ren Patterson has written, produced and directed numerous documentary, educational and corporate films and has a number of feature screenplays in development. He is also working on two other novels. Ren was born and raised in New York City and lived for nearly five years in the Republic of Ireland. He now lives in Madison Wisconsin.

Publish Date  May 09, 2011

Dimensions  Trade  318 pgs Black and White printing (on cream uncoated paper)

Category  Literature & Fiction

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Comments (3)


mamabean4408 says

Raining Up takes the reader deep into the heart and soul of its protagonist, Leo, while joining him on a rich cultural journey through loss, adventure, intrigue and suspense in Ireland. This is a love story of many dimensions - family, romance, and country. I really enjoyed this book and didn't want it to end.

posted at 02:59pm May 15 PST


Maxfocus says

A delightful read. Fast-paced and entertaining. I'm hoping for a sequel.

posted at 02:38pm May 14 PST


Jamyeruth says

I had no idea what to expect when I began reading Raining Up. I was surprised to find myself on an adventure unlike any I've experienced through a novel or in my own life. By the end of the first chapter I was madly in love with Leo, and later became envious of Tara. I usually like books that are either filled with intrigue or a story about a relationship that makes me care. Raining Up has both. Top this off with an unexpected ending, and all I can say is "when is the movie opening?"

posted at 01:08pm May 14 PST


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