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.
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.