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Sneak Peek: An Irish Doctor in Peace and at War

An Irish Doctor in Peace and At War by Patrick TaylorRead the first chapter of An Irish Doctor in Peace and at War, the latest novel in Patrick Taylor’s Irish Country series, publishing in October.

Chapter 1: A Rose by Any Other Name

Someone was ringing the front doorbell of Number One, Main Street, and insistently at that. Doctor Fingal Flaherty O’Reilly was eating a solitary lunch of cold roast ham, hard- boiled eggs, and salad while his partner, Doctor Barry Laverty, was out on an emergency home visit. “Coming,” O’Reilly roared, put down his knife and fork and, grabbing his sports jacket from the back of a chair, headed for the front hall. His house keeper, Kinky Kincaid, usually answered the door but today she was preparing for her wedding the following day.


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