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A Necessary Hero Paperback – August 11, 2018
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- Publisher : Black Opal Books (August 11, 2018)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 312 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1626949751
- ISBN-13 : 978-1626949751
- Item Weight : 11.5 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.25 x 0.71 x 8 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #5,372,762 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Here is a swift tale that transports us back to a time when everyone knew someone who had fallen in battle, when critical personal choices were forged in the shadow of a conflict whose outcome meant everything. With his keenly rendered mid-century Chicago tone, Kennedy does a great job of recreating the doubts, desperation, beauty and sacrifice of one of America’s finest hours.
Through masterful use of language, Kennedy brings back that long-gone era and casts light on the joys and heartaches, the family and social tensions, that ordinary people experienced. This is a book well worth reading and telling your friends about.
After losing his eye in a drunk driving accident, Mack Simmons goes into self-imposed seclusion. When his best friend Tommy dies in WWII combat, Mack's father recruits him to help to campaign to make Tommy recognized as a national war hero. When Mack is assigned the task of digging into Tommy's father's life Mack discovers a plot far bigger than all of their plans. This forces Mack to stop the Irish Republican Army before they not only change things for the people around him but possibly change the outcome for the entire country.
I found myself completed dedicated to Mack and wanted so badly for things to turn out well for him. Kennedy's writing style creates a great build-up to that perfect moment of resolution at the end. I recommend this to anyone interested in historical fiction with a great element of action.