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Chapter 1: Chapter one begins with a description of the Mulkerin house in Malibu, California. The Mulkerin Ranch House is located in the mountains of Malibu, California. The house is a low-roofed adobe that has been added onto over the years. Near the open porch is a lean-to stable. There are also fields of wheat that have recently burned, allegedly by a scurrilous man that wants to take the land away from the family. From the front porch one can see hills, boulders and sandstone outcroppings. Also off in the distance is the Pacific Ocean.

The Mulkerin family consists of Eileen Mulkerin and her sons Michael and Sean. Eileen was raised in Ireland and moved from Ireland to Mexico as a younger woman. From Mexico, Eileen and her new husband, Jaime, moved to Malibu. The former Presidente had given the land to Jaime as a reward...

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