The Banshees

by Parris Afton Bonds

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With the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the Paladín family throws itself whole into the great national effort of World War II. But each of them has a hidden worry—even if life returns to normal once the conflict ends, will the regular home life they all long for ever return to their beloved home?

Now running the Barony and its many enterprises, Heath spreads himself thin providing the military with beef while the draft decimates the ranch’s supply of manpower. Byron, meanwhile, is forced to deal with the dangers of critical accidents and espionage as he works on a secret new project to develop atomic weapons at the remote Los Alamos research center. Darcy, a pacifist, is nevertheless doing his patriotic part and gives his film studio over to the U.S. Signal Corps to support the war effort with propaganda. Hollywood at large, though, is less than happy with his choices, and his profits are tanking.

The struggles, however, do not end even with Allied victory over the Axis Powers. World War II rolls right into a new confrontation with Russia known as the Cold War. As a showdown over Cuba threatens the world with extinction, Aubrey follows the breadcrumbs of security leaks that suggest the Russians have achieved the ultimate goal of every spymaster—a mole positioned high within America’s very government. But the Paladíns face their own ticking time bomb: a power-driven politician determined to claim not only the White House, but The Barony, as well.

In the final volume of *New York Times* bestselling author Parris Afton Bonds’ enthralling Texicans series, the Paladín progeny find themselves center stage in the great military, political, and social tumult of the mid-twentieth century. Amidst this backdrop, Bonds proves once again to be a master of her genre, weaving a tender and multi-layered tale of love, loss, loyalty, and survival into a single captivating narrative while bringing her epic saga to a satisfying close. Win or lose, The Banshees is a triumph.

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About the Author

PARRIS AFTON BONDS is the mother of five sons and the author of close to fifty published novels. She is the co-founder and first vice president of Romance Writers of America, as well as, co founder of Southwest Writers Workshop.

Declared by ABC’s NIGHTLINE as one of three best-selling authors of romantic fiction, the award-winning Parris Afton Bonds has been featured in major newspapers and magazines, as well as, published in more than a dozen languages.

The Parris Award was established in her name by the Southwest Writers Workshop to honor a published writer who has given outstandingly of time and talent to other writers. Prestigious recipients of the Parris Award include Tony Hillerman and the Pulitzer nominee Norman Zollinger.

She donates spare time teaching creative writing to both grade school children and female inmates, whom she considers her captive audiences.

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