All Our Yesterdays
Baker & Taylor
Fleeing 1920s Ireland, Conn Sheridan, a reckless young IRA captain, builds a new life as a Boston police officer, but the betrayals, violence, and obsessions of the past continue to haunt him and his family for three generations. 185,000 first printing. $150,000 ad/promo.
Blackwell North Amer
From Robert B. Parker, bestselling author of the highly acclaimed Spenser novels, comes a sprawling family saga of cops and heroes, fathers, sons, and lovers - a magnificent work that spans the whole turbulent twentieth century.
Amid the tumult and bloodshed of 1920s Ireland, Conn Sheridan, a reckless young IRA captain, begins an affair with Hadley Winslow, a Boston tycoon's wife. This forbidden act initiates a dangerous entanglement of desire and blackmail between two families that will span three generations.
When a shattering betrayal forces Conn to flee Ireland, he begins a new life in America as a Boston cop. In a city of paradoxes, Beacon Hill mansions, and lace-curtain-Irish neighborhoods, two worlds collide as the dynasties of power and wealth mingle with the urban underworld. And the violence and obsessions of Conn Sheridan's past continue to haunt him as he marries and has a son, Gus, who will follow his father into the police force rising to head the city's Homicide division. Knowing equally well the backroom politics of City Hall and the private passions of the very rich, Gus also inherits his father's daredevil toughness, dangerous obsessions - and a cool reserve softened only by his unspoken love for his own son, Chris.
Only when Gus uncovers the startling connection between a brutal child killer and a bloody Irish-American gang war does the circle of passion and vengeance that began with Conn in Ireland begin to close. And his Ivy-League-educated son Chris, appointed by the mayor to be a special prosecutor, begins an investigation of his own - one that will uncover piece by piece the shocking truth about his family's past and even about Grace, the beautiful, sophisticated Boston woman he wants to marry.
All Our Yesterdays creates a living, breathing portrait of an era...and of two families who must come to terms with their heritage, and with the violence, the obsessions, and the deceit that both define and haunt them.
Fleeing the turbulence of 1920s Ireland, Conn Sheridan, a reckless young IRA captain, builds a new life as a Boston police officer, but the betrayals, violence, and obsessions of the past continue to haunt him and his family for three generations
New York : Delacorte Press, 1994.
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401 p. ; 24 cm.