Until the Next Time

Until the Next Time - Kevin Fox This multi-generational (to say the least) tale starts with Sean receiving his uncle's journal in 1996 -- an uncle he had no idea existed. As he reads Michael's story about going to Ireland as a cop fleeing a murder charge, Sean becomes intrigued with the story and eventually goes to Ireland himself to try to find out more -- because the journal is missing several pages.Like Michael before him, he is greeted by name by people he's never met. As he finds some of the people from the pages of the journal, some of the missing pages are returned to him -- and he discovers an interesting familial practice about the "right of passage," which is more than just walking land to claim it.To explain more is to deliver spoilers, which I try to avoid in my reviews. Suffice it to say that there are some interesting paranormal aspects to this well-written story.It's obvious that the author has done a great deal of research involving subjects ranging from archaeology to language to the ongoing Troubles in Ireland (with a particular focus on the early 1970s and Bloody Sunday) to create a rich backdrop for his characters. Nicely done.(Review based on uncorrected advance proof.)