"Pierce Kelley's best work yet! Readers will sympathize with Kevin Coffee's dilemma, even as they hope never to meet him in person. His story makes it clear how the handicaps of poverty and persecution are powerful inducements to amoral behavior. Kelley's attention to legal and technical details shines, as always."
-Jenna McKenna, Editor, Cedar Key Beacon
Kevin Coffee becomes a thief at a young age in order to survive after his father leaves him, his mother and three siblings to fend for themselves in Hell's Kitchen, New York City. As an adult, he moves to Miami Beach and becomes a drug smuggler. He meets members of the IRA and supplies them with guns. With their help, he finds his father, who is a Tinker in Ireland. He falls in love with Maeve Connelly, a member of a radical splinter group of the IRA. When Kevin is arrested and seems headed for prison, despite the best lawyering Siobhan O'Sullivan can provide, he decides to flee and hide out with Maeve on a remote island off the northwest coast of Ireland after a bank heist and one last gun deal.
Pierce Kelley has been both a civil trial attorney and a criminal defense lawyer during his thirty-year legal career. A Tinker?s Damn! is his fifth published novel. He currently works for the Three Rivers Legal Services program which provides legal assistance to low income individuals in a seventeen county area in north Florida.