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The Penitent One

246 pages
Severn River Publishing Llc

From the acclaimed author of ITW Award finalist Murder Board comes a searing case that will drive Detective Michael Kelly to the brink.

"Brian Shea is the real deal," -Steve Konkoly, USA Today Bestselling Author of the Ryan Decker Series

Boston Homicide Detective Michael Kelly has just been called to a gruesome crime scene at a church. A priest has been murdered, and Kelly's bosses see a media circus in the making.

Kelly sees a connection to a cold case that has haunted him for years.

With the FBI now involved, Kelly must use instincts honed on the tough streets of Dorchester to help investigators stay one step ahead of a cruel killer. And he must rely on the lifelong bonds forged on the streets where he grew up to provide him with answers.

Because this murdered priest was just the first step on an unrelenting path of vengeance-and the killer isn't going to stop until his own twisted brand of justice gets served.

Brian Shea brings his background as a former detective to write propulsive, tautly plotted thrillers, and The Penitent One is his most intense book yet.

Author Bio
Wall Street Journal bestselling author Brian Shea has spent most of his adult life in service to his country and local community. He honorably served as an officer in the U.S. Navy. In his civilian life, he reached the rank of Detective and accrued eleven years of law enforcement experience between Texas and Connecticut. Somewhere in the mix he spent five years as a fifth-grade schoolteacher. Brian's myriad of life experience is woven into the tapestry of each character's design. He resides in New England and is blessed with an amazing wife and three beautiful daughters.