Dickie McCauley Meets Trouble Head On . . . Derry, Ireland, June 1942: the hard-fought battles of Dickie McCauley continue to play out against the backdrop of World War II.
Determined to protect his family, especially after his father disappears in dubious circumstances, Dickie struggles to understand the political sympathies which allow his Uncle Jimmy back on the scene with IRA guns and ammunition and a suitcase of dodgy money stashed away in an attic bedroom.
All this on top of the normal concerns of an almost teenage boy keeping one step ahead of his sworn enemies, staying out of trouble with his elders, and pursuing romance with the local policeman’s daughter.
In this sequel to the acclaimed McCauley’s War, Charlie Herron continues his tale of the irrepressible Dickie, who once again gets himself embroiled in the endless sagas of family conflict and Irish/British politics.
ISBN 978 1 906271 49 7
Published July 2012, 252pp, 129mm x 197mm (tall), softback