The 17th of Ireland

I’ve heard it said that on March 17th, everyone is Irish…or at least would like to be Irish. Perhaps that’s why I made the Chief Investigator of the Canadian Anti-Terrorism Service half Irish. Sean-Guy O’Dwyer-Lariviere is Irish from his mother, Maeve Bridgett O’Dwyer, born at Carney in County Sligo. She is a devout Roman Catholic, who has done her best to instill in her son a high regard for the church. Readers of The Chechen’s Revenge can judge for themselves if she was successful. Sean-Guy, whose father is French Canadian, at the very least can be seen to have a great respect for his mother. 

On the subject of the festivities involved with St. Paddy’s day, let it only be said that Sean-Guy’s taste for beer extends to a preference for Alexander Keith’s Stag’s Dark Ale rather than Guinness. To all those who truly are Irish, my apologies for such a travesty. Though not much else is said in The Chechen’s Revenge about Sean-Guy’s drink preferences, if push came to shove, I could be enticed to admit that on appropriate occasions he would be not unwilling to take some of the Jameson.

To all those reading this, May the road rise up to meet you on your journey’s. Have a happy and safe St. Patrick’s Day.

“May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of His hand.”

-Irish Blessing

Good reading friends, thanks for your support.


Ron Stotyn, PhDImage

I am a retired college professor and former broadcast journalist. I live in Vermont with my wife. I write near the shores of Lake Champlain. As an author I cast characters in the task of anti-terrorism efforts. The setting for my stories is Canada. My first novel is The Chechen's Revenge, a story of Sean-Guy O'Dwyer-Lariviere and his team of Canadian Anti-terrorism Service agents on the trail of a rebel Chechen, determined to create havoc and death on Toronto's Go Train system. The Chechen's Revenge is now in print and can be ordered online at

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