Starting in Ireland in 1848, an Ireland decimated by famine, Regan's Revenge is about an illiterate young Irishman, Michael Regan, and his struggle from poverty and ignorance to wealth and erudition. Hounded out of Ireland by sadistic wealthy landowner, Black Douglas, he flees to Australia to make his fortune. Meanwhile his sweetheart, Eileen Brennan, to whom he has promised to return and marry, discovers to her dismay that she is prgnant with his child and, aware that her lover will be away for some years is forced by her cruel father to marry a man she detests - a man who has sworn to kill Michael. After many long months in the Australian goldfields in terrible conditions, just as Michael finally finds gold disaster strikes; in a bar room brawl he accidantally kills a man and is forced on the run. Helped by friends he returns to Ireland only to discover that Black Douglas has sworn to kill him. In a cocktail of love, hate and revenge the three meet for a shwodown that has fatal consequences for two of them.
Published: 13 October 2012
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