Irish Mist - Nuala Anne McGrail, Bk 4 Author:Andrew M. Greeley Dermot Michael Coyne isn't sure what he's gotten himself into. Nuala Anne McGrail, that beautiful and vivacious "Celtic witch," has finally agreed to marry him. Her spitfire personality is quite a challenge, but living with "a dark one," someone gifted with second sight, may be more than Dermot can take. — Nuala has a ... more »successful singing career now, with a top-selling CD. She's been invited to sing at Irish Aid, an international charity event in Dublin, to benefit Ireland's poor. But the plane hasn't even touched down before she has another one of her "spells."
Nuala had a "spell" the last time the dashing duo set foot on the Emerald Isle, and they ended up solving one of the most famous mysteries in modern Irish history -- who killed Michael Collins. But there are many tales of suffering and misdeeds in the murky mist of Ireland's turbulent and violent past. A lesser-known event perhaps, but with its own dark unanswered questions, is the assassination of Kevin O'Higgins, the man who succeeded Collins as the leader of the movement to free Ireland.
That O'Higgins was gunned down on the way to mass is generally known, but when Nuala's around, the "bridge behind the bridge," the link between past and present, becomes almost visible. And secrets bubble to the surface -- some small and pleasant; others large and terrible. Confirmed by Dermot's diligent legwork, Nuala's intuitions include a burning castle, the lonely widow of a decorated British officer, the captain of the infamous "Black and Tan" police force, a wild American woman from Chicago, and bloodshed -- all somehow connected.
It is these lost souls who cry out to Nuala. She feels their pain and must do all that she (and poor Dermot) can to bring the truth to light. But these events have left a deep-burning hatred and shame in the surviving generations, and there are people who want to snuff out that light -- and its source-to keep the truth hidden.« less