lunedì 22 agosto 2016

Review & Giveaway: The Gun by Daithi Kavanagh


The Gun
by Daithi Kavanagh

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GENRE: Crime Thriller

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BLURB:


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?

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My Review:

A few months ago I have read the second book in this series, I liked it very much and I could not wait to read even the first one. It's a political thriller, really exciting, even if from the start we know who is the author of the murder, the story is full of suspense: the detective manages to discover him before he performs other crimes?
Tadhg Sullivan is part of a special department of  Irish police. There is a shooter that hits the corrupt politicians who have forced him to separate from his sons. Sullivan must find him before he fulfilled other crimes. He's helped by a journalist but he ends up falling in love with her. But as long as they work together they should keep secret their love story.
The story is well written with a complex and well-developed plot, full of action and suspense. The pace is very fast, a page leads to another, once you start it's really hard to put it down. Excellent idea of ​​telling the story with two different points of view: the murderess and the policeman.
A must read that I completely loved!



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EXCERPT:

After parking, he walked through the forest to a clearing, where he knew he
could see for miles. He crawled on his belly along a flat piece of rock, dragging the gun with him. The glow was coming off it again, and he could feel its strength. He stared out over the side of the cliff. Once again, he was in luck. He could see the squad cars and a crowd of people gathered around the bungalow a few hundred yards away.

Adrenaline pumped through his body. His heart felt like it would burst from his
chest. He put the gun to his shoulder and adjusted the sight, scanning the group of people to find his target. There he was, right in the middle of the Gardaí. How predictable of a politician. The only time they stand with the people is during an election. He stared through the lens at the big red face.


   

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

The Gun buy links:


Daithi Kavanagh lives in Trinity, County Wexford with his wife and two teenage children.
He has worked for several years as a musician.
In the last couple of years, after taking up adult education, he began writing.



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GIVEAWAY INFORMATION and RAFFLECOPTER CODE

Daithi Kavanagh will be awarding a $10 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.


a Rafflecopter giveaway

8 commenti:

  1. sounds like an exciting read.

    RispondiElimina
    Risposte
    1. Good evening and thank you for commenting. Best of luck in the giveaway. Daithi

      Elimina
  2. Good evening and thank you for hosting The Gun today and for your lovely review. Daithi

    RispondiElimina
  3. Hi Victoria. Thank you for your comments and best of luck in the giveaway. Daithi

    RispondiElimina
  4. congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

    RispondiElimina
  5. A pretty good review that, what say you Daithi?

    RispondiElimina

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