I am the owner of a media company based in Ireland. I have, in the distant past, written features for magazines, and I have also written and self published two novels, Brother and Double Ugly; and am currently working on the 3rd and the 4th.
My style can be best desribed as Literary Thriller, and the feedback of critics/reviewers has scored me highly for setting, pace, characterisation and suspense. Nevertheles, I remain raddled with self doubt - but that seems to be the natural condition of an author : )
Dominic blames his brother, Spencer, for bringing ruin to their childhood home. He saw his baby brother as a malign force that provoked their parents to conflict and bitterness.
Only once in their childhood did the brothers nearly reconcile, and that was when Spencer defended Dominic from the school bully, Lar Mangan.
As the brothers grow to adulthood, Dominic’s path again converges with Lar Mangan when he joins a new company and discovers that Mangan - by now an ex-convict – is working and prospering there under a false identity.
Dominic has become the possessor of a deadly secret, and as the brothers stoke up their feud, they are wary only of each other and have no sense of Mangan’s sinister schemes.
They face a choice - to allow a lethal trap to close or to choose their bond over their feud - salvation over blame – and come together to defeat Lar Mangan.
After fifteen dispiriting years in the force, Detective Burke suffers a catastrophe that causes him to have a heart attack and leads ultimately to a heart transplant.
His police career in ruins, he invests in a restaurant, and by using his surveillance skills he gets honest feedback on the food and the service and elevates the restaurant to be the finest in Dublin.
When he eavesdrops on a party of criminals, he discovers something that connects his recent calamity to the stirrings of his transplanted heart.
As he is launched on the trail of a psychopathic killer, he learns of the killer’s victims, and confirms that he is in fact an urn to one of them.
Only by ridding the world of this murderer can he do the right thing by his heart, and be finally free of his bitter regrets.