The Crucifixion (The Tadhg Sullivan Series, #3) by Daithi Kavanagh #BookReview @Daithik3

Cover: The Crucifixion
(The Tadhg Sullivan Series, #3)
by Daithi Kavanagh

 

The author sent me an ARC of this book (mobi format) in exchange for an honest review.

My rating:  ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐  (five stars)

Plot
(by Goodreads)

Detective Tadhg Sullivan’s break away from serious crime comes to an abrupt end when he is pushed into investigating the murder of a retired Christian Brother. A newly elected left wing government fear that the media will hold them personally responsible for what is believed to be a hate crime against the Catholic Church.

Ella Kavanagh, the new Minister for Justice, hopes that placing Sullivan in charge of the investigation will help to distance the government from any mud-slinging by the media. However, no one is prepared for the litany of abuse and corruption stretching back decades, which is about explode in all of their faces.

Can Sullivan save this fledgling government, or will the sins of the past remain buried, and so doing destroy the future of everyone concerned?

Genre(s): Political Thrillers & Suspense
Political Thrillers
Crime Thrillers
Series: The Tadhg Sullivan Series, #3
Length: 267 pages
Release date: 2017-11-08

 

Teaser


“Listen, Detective Sullivan, your sudden friendship with the Minister for Justice and this new government might make you feel you have the authority to abuse my colleagues, but it certainly doesn’t cut any ice with me.”

Sullivan tapped Wade’s arm and turned on his heel.

“Come on, let’s get out of here. I don’t have time to listen to prima donnas.”


My Opinion

In this book, Garda Detective Tadhg Sullivan is called to Waterford – where a retired Christian Brother has been crucified.

With The Crucifixion”, Daithi Kavanagh has created another fast-paced thriller with local flair. The story comprises a variety of nicely elaborated characters with sufficient depth and interesting interactions to solve this politically influenced gruesome case. I had a great time reading The Crucifixion” – it is a very thrilling read with a great flow; it drives you head-first into the Irish life and into the world of Tadhg Sullivan. Tadgh is torn between solving this gruesome case and the desire to spend more time with his wife and daughter. Tadhg, Wade, and Rory are likeable characters with a mission: justice. I was drawn into the story right away – nearly too close for comfort. You might not see the truth until the very end, and then realise that it makes sense.

This is for you if you like European political thrillers, likeable and interesting characters, series and – Ireland. :mrgreen:

The chilling third book in “The Tadhg Sullivan Series”!

Recommended!

In brief:

Cover ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐  (four stars)
Writing ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐  (five stars)
Plot ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐  (five stars)
Characters ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐  (five stars)
Mood Suspenseful
Pace Fast – steady
POV Third person – past tense
Language 😳  (mild and medium swearwords throughout, story-related)
Violence 😳  – 😡  (there are violent scenes)
Sexual content :mrgreen:  (decent enough)

 

About the author

Daithi Kavanagh was born in May 1958 and lives in Trinity, Wexford, Ireland with his wife and two teenage children. He has worked as a musician up until 2012 when due to the recession the work ‘dried up’. He then went back to adult education and is now studying for a degree in Irish Culture and Heritage Studies at Wexford Campus. ‘The Gun’ is his first book in ‘The Tadhg Sullivan Series’. He has just completed his second book in the series ‘The Brotherhood’ and is working on a third book.

 

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Please take a look at my statement on reading in My train of thoughts on …reading.  Now I am asking you.  🙂

My questions for you bibliophiles:
What about you?  What did you think about “The Crucifixion”?  Or – if you did not yet read “The Crucifixion” – are you now interested in reading it yourself?

I am looking forward to reading your comments.  🙂


Book review:  The Gun by Daithi Kavanagh

Book review:  The Brotherhood by Daithi Kavanagh

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The Brotherhood (The Tadhg Sullivan Series, #2) by Daithi Kavanagh

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The author sent me an ARC of this book (mobi format) in exchange for an honest review.

My rating:  ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

Plot
(by Goodreads)

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. His partner (Journalist Helen Carty) has moved out, unable to live with his bouts of depression and periodic alcoholism. He finds himself once again alone in a world that doesn’t understand him.

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. He is confronted by Lord Charles Cromwell the leader of a sadistic cult (The Brotherhood) that derives its pleasures from the torture and murder of young women.

Sullivan’s investigation is once again hampered by political interference. As he fights his way through one bureaucratic obstacle after another he discovers that The Brotherhoods tentacles have not only reached into corridors of power in Ireland but, they are being protected by powerful politicians worldwide.

To cut through this protective ring of steel Sullivan finds himself having to engage with some strange bed fellows. Which included an ex CIA agent (Simon Horowitz) who had saved his partners life during his last investigation and an IRA leader (Rory O’Connor) who has recently been released from prison.

Will this strange combination be able to destroy The Brotherhood before their murderous reign takes another young life or will Lord Cromwell destroy Sullivan and everything he loves?

Genre(s): Mystery, Thriller, Crime, Political
Series: The Tadhg Sullivan Series, #2
Length: 236 pages
Release date: 2015-05-20

 

Teaser


“What will happen to the girl?”

“You two needn’t worry about the girl. I’ll look after her. They haven’t a hope of getting a warrant, but if things get too hot, I’ll have to dispose of her, and we’ll have to change the venue.

…”


My Opinion

In this book, the readers find Garda Detective Tadhg Sullivan in county Clare, freshly separated from Helen, passing the days in relative boredom until a young girl is abducted.

With The Brotherhood, Daithi Kavanagh has created another fast-paced thriller with local flair. The story comprises a variety of nicely elaborated characters with sufficient depth and interesting interactions to solve this politically influenced gruesome case. I had a great time reading The Brotherhood – it is a very thrilling read with a great flow; it drives you head-first into the Irish life and into the horrors induced by powerful politicians. I was drawn into the story right away – nearly too close for comfort. Tadhg, Helen, Pat, Simon, and Rory are likeable characters – I am looking forward to reading more of this series.

This is for you if you like European political thrillers, likeable and interesting characters, series and – Ireland. :mrgreen:

The chilling second book in The Tadhg Sullivan series!

Recommended!

In brief:

Cover ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Writing ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Plot ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Characters ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Mood Suspenseful
Pace Fast – steady
POV Third person – past tense
Language 😳
Violence 😡
Sexual content 😳

 

About the author

Daithi Kavanagh was born in May 1958 and lives in Trinity, Wexford, Ireland with his wife and two teenage children. He has worked as a musician up until 2012 when due to the recession the work ‘dried up’. He then went back to adult education and is now studying for a degree in Irish Culture and Heritage Studies at Wexford Campus. ‘The Gun’ is his first book in ‘The Tadhg Sullivan Series’. He has just completed his second book in the series ‘The Brotherhood’ and is working on a third book.

 

Connect with the Author:

Amazon:  Daithi Kavanagh
Amazon UK:  buy link
Amazon US:  buy link

Please take a look at my statement on reading in My train of thoughts on …reading.  Now I am asking you.  🙂

My questions for you bibliophiles:
What about you?  What did you think about The Brotherhood?  Or – if you did not yet read The Brotherhood – are you now interested in reading it yourself?

I am looking forward to reading your comments.  🙂


Book review:  The Gun by Daithi Kavanagh

10 Statements – Daithi Kavanagh

 

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The Gun (The Tadhg Sullivan Series, #1) by Daithi Kavanagh #RBRT

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The author sent me a copy (mobi format) in exchange for an honest review (member of Rosie’s Book Review Team).

My rating:  4.4  of  5  stars

Plot
(by Goodreads)

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?

 

Genre(s):  Mystery, Crime, Political

Series:  The Tadhg Sullivan Series, #1

Length:  257 pages

Release Date:  2014-09-30

 

Teaser


For some reason, the gun had given him back that sense of freedom, as if it was a new place to hide. To hide from a government who were restricting his life and taking away his rights. They had forced his children to emigrate, cut his carers allowance, taxed his house. Every day, his life seemed to get smaller.


 

My Opinion

This book introduces you to Garda Detective Tadhg Sullivan, leading a special unit for investigating politically motivated crime. The Deerstalker case is additionally complicated as his superiors have different ideas of how to pursue the possible culprit.

With The Gun, Daithi Kavanagh has created a fast-paced political suspense with local flair. The story comprises a variety of nicely elaborated characters with sufficient depth and interesting interactions to solve this politically inspired case. I had a great time reading The Gun – it is a very enjoyable read; it drives you head-first into the Irish life. I was drawn into the story right away, enjoying the journeys from one location to the next. Tadhg, Helen and Pat are (or soon become) likeable characters – I am looking forward to reading more of this series.

This is for you if you like European political thrillers, likeable and interesting characters, series and – Ireland.  :mrgreen:

A compelling read in a series to watch out for.

Recommended!

In brief:

Writing Great
Plot Some twists
Mood Suspenseful
Pace Fast-paced, steady
Characters Developed
Violence Some violence
Sexual content Some sexual content
POV Third person

 

About the author

Daithi Kavanagh was born in May 1958 and lives in Trinity, Wexford, Ireland with his wife and two teenage children. He has worked as a musician up until 2012 when due to the recession the work ‘dried up’. He then went back to adult education and is now studying for a degree in Irish Culture and Heritage Studies at Wexford Campus. ‘The Gun’ is his first book in ‘The Tadhg Sullivan Series’. He has just completed his second book in the series ‘The Brotherhood’ and is working on a third book.

 

Connect with the Author:

Amazon:  Daithi Kavanagh
Amazon (US):  buy link

 

Please take a look at my statement on reading in My train of thoughts on …reading.  Now I am asking you.  🙂

My questions for you bibliophiles:
What about you? What did you think about The Gun? Or – if you did not yet read The Gun – are you now interested in reading it yourself?

My question for you cinephiles:
If The Gun was filmed – who should direct it, who could you imagine as actors?

I am looking forward to reading your comments.  🙂

Karen_RBRT

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