Newly graduated from a Dublin university, Cary McGurk has revived the Glenkerry Gazette, a small weekly newspaper founded by his father nearly thirty years ago. But Patrick McGurk is gone; he died suddenly just days before Cary’s graduation. Reeling from the loss, Cary decides that re-opening the newspaper would be a fitting tribute to his father as well as an exciting opportunity for an aspiring young journalist like himself. But a month later the young publisher struggles to attract readers and advertisers and pay the bills. “If only there was one big story, one riveting piece of news that everyone in Glenkerry will want to read” he tells himself, even as a small voice within issues a warning: "Be careful what you wish for!"
Fugitive from InjusticeEarly on a calm September morning, Cary sets off on a run at Travelhawk Beach at the foot of the Black Castle in Wicklow town. There he makes a startling, unsettling discovery – the body of a man, wrapped in seaweed, awash on the beach at the foot of the ancient ruins. But who is this man? What brought him to this normally peaceful place? And how did he die? The gardaí investigate, but progress is slow. Cary and his friend Rosie O’Malley do some sleuthing of their own, uncovering a web of intrigue that stretches back a decade and half and a world away. Most alarming of all, the story it seems is not over, threatening to shatter the peace and tranquility of Glenkerry.

Like all of Ireland, Glenkerry is changing, and nowhere is this more apparent than in Gaelic sports. A new team at
Coláiste Gaeilge includes girls from different lands and cultures who have one thing, one very important thing, in common
they love camogie. And what the team lack in skill and endurance they more than make up for with spirit and drive. But as coaches Sabrina Selkirk and Rosie O'Malley struggle to pull a ragtag bunch of would-be hurlers together, they begin to suspect that something is amiss with one of the new players, Molly Boyle. In the search for the source of Molly's unease they stumble into the midst of a sinister plot right in the heart of idyllic Glenkerry.

Fugitive from Injustice: A tale of adventure and intrigue set against the stunning backdrop of Ireland's incomparable County Wicklow.


[Fugitive from Injustice is] brilliantly written…chapters that flow
with intrigue...I just couldn’t put it down.

Mary Crowley, The Munster Express, County Waterford, Ireland

"...a great story and mystery [that] included so many relevant social justice issues...
I didn't know much about camogie until I read [Fugitive from Injustice] but now I'm ready to go out and look for a team to join....I kept wanting to keep reading, but also didn't want it to end."   

                                                                                                                           Maureen, USA  


Book talk with Robert T. McMaster, author of
Fugitive from Injustice

Jacob Edwards Library, Main Street, Southbridge, Mass.
Wednesday, April 24, 2024, 2:00 pm.

Click here to watch that presentation on YouTube courtesy of
Southbridge Community Television.


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"Fugitive from Injustice", Wicklow Times (Ireland),
27 February 2024

"Fugitive from Injustice", Leinster Leader
(Naas, County Kildare, Ireland) , 3 March 2024

"Fugitive from Injustice" by Steve Pfarrer, Daily Hampshire Gazette
(Northampton, Mass, USA), 23 March 2024


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Rose of Glenkerry                       Fugitive from Injustice
                 Rose of Glenkerry                                    Fugitive from Injustice
       by Robert T. McMaster                                           by Robert T. McMaster
       Unquomonk Press, 2022                                         Unquomonk Press, 2023
       290 pages, 10 illustrations                                      330 pages, 16 illustrations
       ISBN 9781087966793                                            ISBN 9798869031457

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