BOOKS by pat mcgauley
Mickey decides that in order to ‘find himself’ he must leave the priesthood in order to discover what he has been waiting to happen for most of his adult life. Waiting has been the drawback to his taking the most substantial risk he’s ever taken. His vow of obedience, however, will put him on a collision course with his bishop. Yet Mickey’s innate love of freedom is a passion that cannot be dismissed. WAITING is a story with unexpected twists at every turn. Ultimately, Mickey’s journey becomes a disaster of unforeseen events from which he may never fully recover. McGauley skillfully spins his web with familiar characters whose lives are forced to change just as Mickey’s must—there is Mary Reagan, the mother of his son Michael, along with family and other friends from his checkered past. Ultimately he must choose between his undeniable love of Mary and his commitment to the priesthood. The psychological thriller is the author’s most engaging story—it’s ending will please or . . . disappoint his many readers.
The life of Father Mickey Moran is neither mundane nor conventional by any measure. Once again Minnesota author Pat McGauley’s colorful and charismatic priest is confronted with the unexpected . . . and once again he finds himself embroiled in the center of controversy. He’s not only at odds with his bishop but he suffering an inner turmoil that causes him to question the meaning of his life as a priest.
Gunshots ring out from a car parked across the street from Saint
Gerard’s Catholic Church in West Duluth, Minnesota—a
picturesque port city on Lake Superior. Four people go down.
From that drizzly July afternoon’s violence onward, the action
continues nonstop. Author Pat McGauley’s eleventh novel is a thriller, combining
drugs and prostitution with the tragedy of good people making
The Sacred Seal
Sometimes we can be truly fooled. Adam Trygg is the rookie cop
and Brenden Murphy the veteran; together they must solve a
gruesome murder in the perilous Hillside neighborhood of
Duluth. Within the tensions of the story are a cast of colorful
characters: a priest bound by the sacred seal of the confessional, a
beautiful prostitute named Holly, and—once again—the colorful
and capricious Father Mickey Moran. As has happened many
times before, the young priest finds himself in circumstances that
challenge both his cleverness and resolve.
The Last Moran
Pat McGauley’s ninth novel is written with passion, humor and narrative force. The Last Moran weaves two love stories in a page-turning masterpiece.
The Sons of Marella Windsong
Marella Windsong is a single mother raising twin sons who are as opposite as night and day.
A Passage of Redemption
Of his three vows-poverty, celibacy, and obedience- Father Mickey Moran will violate the one most crucial to his priesthood.
more Moran mysteries…
the Hibbing Hurt
the Hibbing Hurt, Pat McGauley’s forth novel, builds toward the inevitable confrontation between the forces of good and evil. Blending tragedy and treachery with romance and reconciliation, the Hibbing Hurt evokes painful memories of a dark chapter in American history.
Angry and conflicted, eighteen year-old Amos Moran is a runaway who ends up in Flagstaff, AZ. Connected to the earlier novels, this forth generation Moran is a compelling character. Amos witnesses a murder, falls in love with a lovely coed, and risks his own life to save that of an innocent Navajo Man. “Action packed!”
Saint Alban’s Day
Three powerful themes in a story with sharp political and spiritual undertones. The Moran family saga continues with Pat Mcgauley’s sixth and most provocative novel of his series.
To Bless or To Blame
To Bless or To Blame is the heart-wrenching story of immigrants seeking dreams and often finding tragedies in the promised land of opportunity.
A Blessing or A Curse
A Blessing or A Curse takes the reader to the forefront of fabled Mesabi’s robust vitality and into her shadowy back rooms of political conspiracy…from delightful promise to unexpected despair.
Blest Those Who Sorrow
Sequel. A psychological thriller completes the Mesabi Trilogy. Kevin and Angela Moran are swept far from their familiar Hibbing roots in a page-turner of deceptions and delusions. “A deftly crafted drama!”
and for children…
Mazral and Derisa
Marzral and Derisa is a story about a mouse and a dove and one of God’s most touching little miracles.
Santa the King
Santa the King is a marvelous children’s Christmas fantasy that takes the reader from Bethlehem to the North Pole.
The Midnight Hour
The Midnight Hour is story that has been kept secret for a hundred years. But now, those events are finally being told. The Midnight Hour is a story that provides children with a positive message, however…It is also a story that will never be forgotten.
“The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read.” – Mark Twain