Devil's Denby Don Helin
Zack's search for Blake takes him to Washington D.C. where a
Colonel Zack Kelly escorts Blake Lannigan to Gettysburg, and she disappears on the battlefield. Zack, who suffers from post traumatic stress disorder from his three tours in Afghanistan, has no memory of what happened although he believes he heard hoofbeats. He becomes the FBI's number one suspect.
Zack's search for Blake takes him to Washington D.C. where a member of the Irish Mafia attempts to kill him; to Galway Ireland to determine why there's a contract on his life; then back to Washington to unravel a mysterious Irish connection.
In Zack's corner are Irish medium Shelia O'Donnell, and his partner on the President's National Security Advisor's Task Force, Lieutenant Colonel Rene Garcia.
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Meet the Author
During his time in the military, Don Helin served seven years in the Pentagon as well as multiple tours in the United States and overseas. His Washington, D.C. insider positions have provided him ample material for his novels.
His first thriller, THY KINGDOM COME was published in 2009. Don is an active member of International Thriller Writers. Mystery Writers of America, and Pennwriters, a statewide writers group.
He makes his home in central Pennsylvania. Please visit Don at www.donhelin.com.
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Reviewed by Paul Johnson for Readers' Favorite Army Colonel Zack Kelly and his friend and co-worker Blake Lannigan decide to travel to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, for a short break. Blake believes there is more to Gettysburg than meets the eye and runs onto the battlefield at Devil's Den to look for ghosts. In moments she disappears. Zack, with three tours in Afghanistan, now suffers from post traumatic stress disorder. He has no memory of what happened to Blake; he only remembers hoof beats and other noises. Zack immediately becomes the FBI's number one suspect in Blake’s disappearance. But, he is not alone when Irish medium Shelia O'Donnell, and his partner on the President's National Security Advisor's Task Force, Lieutenant Colonel Rene Garcia, are determined to solve the mystery. The search intensifies for Blake where in Washington D.C. an Irish Mafia assassin attempts to kill him. Does this assassination attempt really have something to do with Blake’s disappearance, or is it something more? Zack and Shelia head for Galway, Ireland, to determine why there is a contract on his life; then must head back to Washington to unravel a mysterious Irish connection to all of this, before it is too late. "Devil’s Den" is a nice simple mystery and even with some violence I would still consider it in the cozy mystery genre. The idea for the plot is sound and the characters are well-defined. The plot takes a complete twist toward the end that really grabs the reader. Overall, a very nice read.
What an intriguing concept! A friend vanishes on the Gettyburg battleground, seemingly in thin air, leading to the question: Is the disappearance explainable ¬or a supernatural occurrence? That is the basic premise of Don Helin's Devil's Den and remains the overlying question throughout the story. As the plot thickens and moves quickly through a series of what seem like unconnected events, the plot ultimately culminates into a highly satisfying resolution. This book has all the ingredients of a high-powered thriller: A compelling storyline, unusual characters, a problematic romance, spiritual world intrusions, the unpredictability of PTSD, as well as a fascinating glimpse into the inner workings of our federal government. Don Helin has created an exciting read, and I highly recommend it! Kathy Johnson Author of STARLETTE UNIVERSE Book 1: 'CAT'Asfrophe i