The Orphan

A woman is found unconscious in the street with a severe head wound; she is also pregnant.
The woman gives birth to a son but later dies- her dying words was the Name Robin McNally- Police sergeant Bob Cole is out to get McNally a petty thief for murder but he manages to get off in court. The grand parents of the woman bring up the boy as their own. Jackie Boyle has an unusual talent- he has the ability to remember everything he see's. he can read a book in minutes and remember every word. Jackie watches his Grand Mother who he calls mam cooking and when she dies of a stroke is forced to cook and clean so that his father who is really his Grandfather; can go to work down the pit at Battlehill Colliery. The five year old does this until his father is killed in the pit rescuing his friends- Jackie is sent to Oakridge Children's Home where he suffered at the hands of the Matron and the nuns strict regime. The Orphan is a fast paced story that will leave you wanting to read more.


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Robin McNally got back into his car after he had spotted the two copper’s fishing on the other side of the river.

Robin rang Ronnie and told him that he’d been rumbled.

“Let the coppers go ahead thinking that the stones are going out on the “Pride of Walker” I have another plan Meet me in an hour.”


“The Spanish City.”

“We’re a bit old for fun rides don’t you think?

“There will be crowds there and we will not be spotted by the coppers you idiot.”

“Bring the stones with you.”

“Ronnie was kicking himself now because he knew that Robin had got one over on him.”


“Ronnie stood in the penny arcade and waited for Ronnie to show.”

“Bang! Came a shout from behind him but Robin never flinched; two armed men came behind Ronnie and put a gun in the small of his back. Bang; bang, said Robin and took the bag of Stones from Ronnie then handed him a news paper. There’s your money your job is done.

“What about the guy in America?

“Don’t you worry about him just make sure someone is seen carrying a bag on board that ship tomorrow morning.”

“What about the stones?

“Let me worry about those; thanks for all your help.”

“Robin disappeared in the crowds of people in the Spanish city.”

He then visited a Ben boat trawler captain name Norman Goldie and explained hi plan and what he wanted him to do. After which he paid him five hundred pounds.

“You will have an extra passenger with you where you will drop him in Amsterdam right Norman?”

“Okay Robin.”

“Good; Johnny be here at five thirty the captain knows what he has to do and just don’t screw this up or it will be your head that I’m gunning for. When you meet Van Der Klerk settle for no less than forty grand.” Get back to the boat and hand the money to Norman who will take care of it understood?

“Yes boss; crystal.”

“I will see you when you get back then.”

“Are you leaving me here?

 “Yes you must look like a deck hand for the journey; enjoy your fishing.”

Robin slipped away into the night and he went back to the guest house where the old lady had made him a beef stew.”


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