Flower power ignites into firepower when Liz MacKay, a lonely young
entangles herself in a treacherous plot and murder during the
Summer of Love.
“City of Redemption” is a vividly recounted story of lies, betrayal,
sex, drugs and murder takes place during an unforgettable time and place
in history, Summer of Love.
Ms. Ahern shares her time and experience, what she saw, heard and took part in during 1967 rebellious times.
“City of Redemption” is a vividly recounted
story of lies, betrayal, sex, drugs, seeking love, and murder takes place during an
unforgettable time and place in history.
It is 1984 and Liz waits to be paroled for the murder of former roommate, Ricky Martinez.
Is she guilty? Liz says yes. Her attorney, Toni Bordeaux, hotly disagrees and tells Liz she has paid her debt!
In 1967, partly to blame for her young son's death and abandoned by
Liz leaves Scotland in disgrace, hoping for a second chance
at love and life.
She arrives in San Francisco during the Summer of
Love to have a "jolly good time" with the free loving groovy people. She
soon joins a commune. Her new family is a curious mix: Black Panthers
Toni and her boyfriend, Bobby, trying to change the world, Sam, a
Vietnam vet, seeking inner peace, a kindhearted, flamboyant hairdresser,
Mason, ready for fame and love, a flower child named Cat, and her
callous drug dealing boyfriend, Ricky, who loves his girlfriends then
quickly tosses them aside.
At first, Liz is happy to have found a welcoming home, but as her
new roommates pry into her mysterious past Liz's search for a "jolly
good time" brings more grief and a worsening drug addiction. She becomes
unwittingly embroiled in a plot to bring down the Black Panthers and
sees saving her Panther Toni as a way to redeem herself for her part in
her son's death. Sharing the plot to another roommate, she is told,
"Keep your mouth shut." In a moment of passion, she seizes the chance
to save her roommate. But can she save her friends or will she just
watch her commune family break
apart? No one expects anything heroic
from Liz, especially Ricky.
Ms. Ahern's novels receive overwhelming positive five star reviews on Amazon US, UK, France, Goodreads, Barnes and Noble and her website.