"An exciting romantic suspense"
New York City police officer John Desmond was proud of his
son Nick when he became a detective. Nick was assigned to
a special task force to bring down the Fazzini Drug Empire,
but everything went wrong. They killed his father in what
the department claimed was a drive by shooting. Then the
crime family planted evidence that Nick was on the take.
Now Nick works as a private sleuth taking odd jobs
including "rent a pig" assignments.
Maureen Fazzini offers Nick an interesting deal. In
exchange for proof he was not on the take and destroying
her crime family, he protects her and her granddaughter
while she fakes her death and they flee to Ballybronagh,
Ireland. She wants the lass raised as far away as possible
from the criminal activity of the family.
Schoolteacher Maggie Malone returns to her hometown of
Ballybronagh hoping to teach there, but instead learns the
school might close. When Nick and Maggie meet, there is an
immediate attraction but he cannot afford love to interfere
with his quest that he believes he owes his father.
However, both also hear whispers in the wind that frighten
them yet make them yearn for one another.
MULLIGAN MAGIC, the sequel to MULLIGAN STEW, is an exciting
romantic suspense with some paranormal elements. The story
line grips the audience as if Deb Stover cast a magical
spell over them. Nick is a complex protagonist struggling
with a myriad of emotions including guilt, anger,
resentment, and now love. Maggie is a much simpler
character, but provides a strong counterpoint. Together
they captivate readers.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted March 30, 2003