Counter Currents

Ryan, 19, arrives alone in the New World looking for a fresh start. He blunders into the chaos of the 1838 Patriot War. Circumstances drive him into a web of piracy, secret societies and rebellion. He meets and falls for a smuggler's daughter, Kate. Tugged by the opposing currents of romance and war, Ryan struggles to reconcile his family history, his duty and his heart, while avoiding the noose. More
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About Shaun J. McLaughlin

Shaun J. McLaughlin has published two history books on the Patriot War of 1838 and two historical fiction novels: the award-winning novel, Counter Currents and its sequel, Dark Southern Sun. All books are available as ebooks and paperbacks. Shaun recently signed a publishing agreement for a third history book--a biography of Bill Johnston, the Thousand Islands legend. Shaun maintains two history blogs: one on the Patriot War and other 19-century Canadian/American border clashes (Raiders and Rebels); and, one on Bill Johnston (a.k.a. Pirate Bill Johnston). A researcher, journalist and technical writer for over thirty years, with a master’s degree in journalism, Shaun lives on a hobby farm in Eastern Ontario. Now a semiretired freelance writer, he focuses on fiction and nonfiction writing projects.

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About the Series: Ryan's Journey
Born in Ireland in the early 19th century, the fates cast Ryan adrift into a world and life of turmoil. While his heart’s desire is to settle and raise a family, that goal eludes him. His own principles, the currents of history and the will of others—people of both high ambition and men of malevolent intent—place detours, temptations and perils before him. War, rebellion, and assassination all threaten his life. Powerful friendships and fleeting glimpses of love make his life worth living and give him the strength to carry on.

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