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Failed Moments

Allen, Robert A

Narrated by Roberto Scarlato

Failed Moments

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1790, French Caribbean: Biracial plantation owner Patrice Beaumont is known as a "kinder" slave master, but his trusted friend reminds him that is no cause for pride. He claims to be committed to ending slavery, but his actions don't back up his words. Is being the "best of the worst" all he's capable of?

1863, New York City: Giant Irish street fighter Patrick Allen is days away from battling it out with a similarly oversized Black fighter, when the Draft Riots ignite dangerous racial conflicts around the city. Never one to take sides outside the ring or join a fight he can't win, he steers clear of the angry mobs. So when he stumbles on a lynching in progress, who can expect him to do anything more than look away?

Modern day, New York City: Patrick Walsh, a day trader by occupation and a daydreamer by disposition, sits alone on his terrace trading his portfolio while gazing out at the city skyline. Alone feels right...always has, and he's fairly certain, always will.

Besides having a similar name and a proclivity to make cowardly mistakes, what mystery ties these men together?

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