A Tale of Revolution, Betrayal, and Redemption in the Age of Enlightenment

by R. A. Chesney

A Tale of Revolution, Betrayal, and Redemption in the Age of Enlightenment

“Hooligan” by R.A. Chesney is a gripping novel set in 1776, a time when England is plagued by misery, oppression, and a growing revolt in its colonies. Against this backdrop of turmoil, readers are introduced to Lliam Shaun Hooligan, a violent and desperate vagabond who finds himself coerced by a secret society of abolitionists into a dangerous mission: to destroy a shipyard holding a key prisoner, Benjamin Franklin, the American envoy to France.

A World of Injustice and Sadistic Schemes

In this world of injustice and cruelty, Lord Michael Astor, a ruthless slaver and aristocrat, indulges in sadistic pleasures and plots to sell hundreds of English villagers into sexual bondage in Jamaica. As Hooligan embarks on his mission, little does he know that his actions will set in motion a chain of events that will impact the fate of nations and peoples. From the Scottish Highlands to the Ivory Coast, from Paris to Philadelphia, Hooligan will face danger, betrayal, and the opportunity for redemption as he fights for freedom and justice in a world teetering on the brink of revolution.

A Blend of Intrigue, Historical Accuracy, and Human Nature

“Hooligan” is a novel that masterfully weaves together deep political intrigue, historical accuracy, and exploration of man’s most base instincts. Chesney, a first-time author, skillfully crafts a richly written grand historical fiction that immerses readers in a vividly depicted world. From the grand cities to the untamed frontiers, the novel transports readers through a tumultuous era where the fight for freedom reverberates and humanity’s true nature is put to the test.

Prepare to be captivated by “Hooligan,” a tale that combines elements of revolution, betrayal, and redemption in the age of Enlightenment. R.A. Chesney’s debut work of historical fiction promises to take readers on a thrilling journey through a tumultuous period in history, illuminating the complexities of human nature and the relentless pursuit of justice and liberty.

Published by Plastic House Publishing on 2023-04-24

R.A. Chesney, Author

R A Chesney is a native of Scotland. A poor start in life saw him homeless and drifting from one mindless job to another turning 29 before he made it to university. Emigrating to New Zealand he revelled in the outdoor life teaching physical education Literature and fine art, while playing and coaching Rugby Union.
Settling in the beautiful Bay of Islands he painted in oils, played sports and bought land which he would sub-divide and develop as housing sections.
'Hooligan' which he began writing in his 70th year is his first novel. At present he is living in England with his wife and daughter. At 79 he trains daily in the local gym while teasing out the weft and warp of his next book.