The Family is the follow up to the critically acclaimed The Father, which was short listed for the CWA Debut Dagger in 2014, and published by McNidder and Grace in 2015.The book is set in Glasgow, where The Family, a collective of twelve heavy crime families, has formed to fight the influx of migrant gangs. Glasgow has a new menace, however, with the arrival of an ISIS cell which kidnaps a police officer. The Family has eyes and ears on the streets, and Police Scotland need it to find the cell and save the police officer. Sean Rooney, erstwhile forensic profiler, now Father of the Family, is pivotal to this. Suffering mental illness with godly delusions, can he employ his 'twelve disciples' and save the police officer and the city against ISIS, now increasing in strength with an influx of soldiers arriving with migrant gangs and asylum seekers into the city? Killers, gangs, terrorists generally have a reason for doing heinous things, e.g. love, sex, money, power, honour, religion, revenge! But Sean Rooney, a good man, what is his reason?
About the Author
Tom O Keenan is a writer who lives in the highlands of Scotland on the west coast. His debut novel The Father was shortlisted for the prestigious Crime Writers Association Debut Dagger award in 2014. He has recently published The Family, the second book in The Father trilogy, and is currently writing the third book to be published by the end of 2018.