Daithi Kavanagh will be awarding $10 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.
by Daithi Kavanagh
Detective Tadhg Sullivan’s life seems to be falling apart, since being shifted to Clare from Dublin after falling out with the Minister for Justice and the Garda Commissioner.
Suddenly Sullivan is knocked out of his lethargy when a teenage girl goes missing not far from Ennis where he has been stationed. Sullivan is asked to lead the hunt by the local Superintendent and is catapulted into a world of unimaginable horror.
Will he be able to destroy The Brotherhood before their murderous reign takes another young life or will The Brotherhood destroy Sullivan and everything he loves?
She knew nothing of the white van that pulled up behind her, until the two men grabbed her and bundled her into the back of it. She’d been jogging along the road, with her headphones on listening to Mumford and Sons. At first she’d thought it was a prank being carried out by some of her friends. But, as the van tore along the narrow road at top speed and she found herself being tossed from side to side, she knew something much more sinister was unfolding and started to scream. Suddenly the van took a sharp left. She fell and smashed her face against the side panelling. Then she could feel it being driven down a long pebbled lane. She stared at her headphones, the music still blaring, lying on the floor of the van. She cursed herself for not listening to her parents who had begged her to bring her mobile phone.
Sullivan finds himself drawn into seedy doings of a strange group of powerful individuals who refer to themselves as The Brotherhood. One of their rituals is sacrificing a virgin. Time is running out for the local girl, which causes Sullivan to enlist the services of an ex-CIA operative
My take on the book. The disillusioned detective finds purpose in a case is one of my favorite tropes, even though it is rather standard. The suspense, pacing, and settings makes the tale work. Some bits don’t line up with American sensibilities. One of these is the detective’s ability to search the surrounding houses for the girl without the trouble of a search warrant. It could be the villagers aren’t as paranoid as the average American.
Overall, The Brotherhood is an intriguing tale that offers redemption for Sullivan and entertainment for the readers. Two thumbs up for this mystery, which can be read as a stand-alone story too.
Daithi Kavanagh is 57 years old and lives with his wife and two teenage children in Trinity, Wexford. 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 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.
Website / Blog
THE BROTHERHOOD Buy Links
Social Media links