Sailors believe it is unlucky to change the name of a boat. Placebo was the fourth name. The sailboat Placebo was a 47-year old derelict when Michael Collins discovered her and brought her back to life. In many ways,Placebo would repay the favor.

Placebo becomes Michael's life boat after unraveling following the loss of his wife and daughter. More

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  • Category: Fiction » Adventure » General
  • Words: 102,230
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 9781310959110
About Padraig Murphy

Padraig Murphy


Padraig recieved his Graduate Studies Diploma from the National University of Ireland, Galway in Irish Studies. Pat holds a BA in Journalism from St. Bernard College.

Pat lives in Arigna, County Roscommon, Ireland and Ponte Vedra Florida USA.

Padraig worked as an on air personality and news reporter with WKUL radio, WMBR radio and WTVT TV. He has been a contributor to CBS TV/ radio, UPI and the Associated Press. Pat has taught English and Communications at both the high school and college level.

Pat worked for the Valvoline Oil Company as Division Manager of the Southeast and Caribbean for fifteen years. He operated Eleuthera Charters in Hatchet Bay, Eleuthera, Bahamas – a bare Boat Sail Charter Service.

Placebo is Pat’s first novel. He is currently working on his second novel Seanchai - The Storyteller.

Padraig holds his Captain’s papers from the US Coast Guard and is working on his Private Pilots license. He holds his master divers certification and is an avid sailor.

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