Garda Detective Tadhg Sullivan leads a special unit that investigates politically motivated crime. A man known only as The Deerstalker is a cancer who has infected the Irish political system.
Sullivan teams up with journalist Helen Carty, and together they try tracking down the mysterious killer. Carty adds to Sullivan’s problems, when he finds himself falling in love with her. And further complicating things, he starts losing trust in his partner, Detective Pat Carter, who appears to be on the side of the Garda Commissioner, who Sullivan is rapidly falling out with.
Sullivan’s case is further thrown into confusion when a copycat killer, Tommy Walsh, is shot dead by the CIA. When the CIA discovers that they've killed the wrong person, the two agents involved--Simon, who has become disillusioned by his time stationed in the Middle East, and Joey, a psychopath who confuses zealotry with patriotism--are also in pursuit of The Deerstalker.
Sullivan finds himself in a race against time, if he is to arrest The Deerstalker before the CIA take him out, and use his death as a pawn in a political game of chess.
Who will win out in the end?
About the Author
Daithi Kavanagh was born in May 1958. He lives with his wife and two children in Trinity, Wexford, Ireland. Up to 2012 when the recession hit Ireland he was making a living as a musician. He then went back to adult education and completed his Leaving Certificate in 2014. He is now studying for a degree in Irish Culture and Heritage Studies at Wexford Campus. While he was studying he began writing ‘The Gun’ which is the first book in The Tadhg Sullivan Series. His second book in the series called The Brotherhood was released in May 2015. He is currently working on the third book in the series. He plays guitar and sings in many of the pubs in his hometown of Wexford where he is often joined by his two children Ella and Rory who play fiddle and flute. In his spare time he likes to walk his two dogs with his wife Caroline.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Daithi Kavanagh has created a story set in Ireland that is filled with flawed searching characters who are dealing with political and human issues while looking for solutions…solutions to more than the most recent murder. The first chapter captured my interest and with each page and each introduction of new people and elements of the story I became more and more interested in what would happen. I was rooting for Sullivan to get his act together and to figure out who was behind the murders being carried out. I have a feeling this is a book that will appeal more to men than to women and that is mostly due to the way the interaction between the main male and female character is written. An interesting read and I thank the author for gifting me with a copy to read and review.