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Oo-roo is an Aboriginal word meaning ” See you. ”
” The specter of restored passport control checkpoints and customs at the border with Northern Ireland is contemplated with horror by people here who remember the delays and inefficiencies that the border used to cause in the old days…” From a speech delivered by a Member of the Dáil. Brexit is rapidly changing traditional European relationships.
In the middle of these swirling seas, Jack and Mick are tasked with investigating the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom’s security, as opportunists look to gain citizenship and set up illegal ventures anywhere they can find a crack in the shield.
claremck – 5.0 out of 5 stars on Amazon
“A good look at living life in the shadowsReviewed in the United States on March 11, 2021″Oo-roo” is loosely the 5th novel in Mr. Miller’s “Life in the Shadows” series, but the books also stand alone. This episode features some of the original cast of characters from the previous novels – Mick, Jack, Mahaney, Walking Bear and others – who Miller describes as “a small group of Australians, British and Irish who occasionally became the point of the spear when traditional means of solving challenges” to their respective governments were not getting the job done. This book is less action-oriented than the preceding entries in the series. No bombs going off or bullets flying. Instead “Oo-roo thoughtfully focuses on Mick Garrett facing changes in the world and his life.
While Mick and Jack are called to Dublin to put together a multinational sting on a large illegal gun-running operation, the reader gets a good look at the repercussions of Brexit, especially on Ireland and Australia. In between meetings to set up the deal, Miller takes us on a wonderful tour of Dublin at Christmas time visiting museums, restaurants, and of course pubs. Other locales in the book are London and scenic Bend, Oregon where Mick goes to spend Christmas with his lady love Nicole’s family. Miller’s sensory descriptions are so vivid that the reader can experience the sights, sounds, smells and tastes on the ski slopes, fly fishing on an icy river, at sumptuous meals in first class hotels, and discreetly in the bedroom. Along the way we are also privy to Mick’s thoughts about honesty, maintaining relationships, and where he and his friends are going in their lives.
The genuine characters, intelligent dialogue, timely insights, personal drama and intimate tours of amazing places make “Oo-roo” a great read. I highly recommend it.”
Author Clare McKay
Christopher Ogden, twice NY Times bestselling author ( Life of the Party, Maggie, Legacy, renowned correspondent, lecturer )
” …I could not put it down.”
“Good descriptions and dialogue…””..good job, interesting/ believable characters, great storyline. Smart writing, move along theme, incorporation of Brexit with enough detail to make it credible, but without getting bogged down.”
“…Your leavening of the tale with art and cultural references, the visits to museums and natural history sites, the focus on aboriginal/indigenous histories was all excellent value added, I thought.”
“Congratulations” “As for using my comments about Oo-roo: absolutely.”
I loved the characters, the interaction, the setup and the possibilities for another story. I read it about a week before traveling to Ireland. I visited a number of spots in the book, making the story come even more alive than I could have imagined. I have ordered Beyond the Black Stump. Thank you for the adventure, friendship, and love within the pages.
From protonmail 12 March
“Thank you for an enjoyable read.”
Lakewalker – Salt Lake City
“Good espionage/adventure. Like the description of Ireland. Makes me want to buy a ticket! Characters reengaging and real. Thank you.”
Island Girl – San Juan Island
“Thank you. I have just ordered Beyond the Black Stump. Well done.”
Phil – San Diego