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BOOKS IN NICK LAWRENCE SERIES:
Kill List - Book 1
Pursuit of Justice - Book 2
Burning Truth - Book 3
Targeted Violence - Book 4
Murder 8 - Book 5
Unkilliable - Prequel Short Story
THE BOSTON CRIME THRILLER SERIES:
The Penitent One
Sign of the Maker (April 6, 2021)
Cold Hard Truth (2021)
RACHEL HATCH SERIES: (Co-Authored with L.T. Ryan)
Whitewater (March 2, 2021)
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THEY KILLED THE WRONG GIRL. RACHEL HATCH WILL MAKE THEM PAY.
USA TODAY & Amazon 5-million copy bestselling author L.T. RYAN has teamed up with police detective Brian Shea for this debut novel in the gripping Rachel Hatch mystery thriller series.
Ex-Army criminal investigator Rachel Hatch is a drifter. No home. No commitments. Until her sister's drowning drags her back to the town she left fifteen years ago.
Convinced her sister's death was no accident, Hatch partners with the local sheriff, Dalton Savage to uncover the truth. Every answer unlocks another question, and as the investigation begins to unravel, Hatch and Savage find their lives on the line.
Hatch is forced to use her special set of skills - forged on the field of combat - to learn the truth about her sister and bring those responsible to justice.
The first novel in one of the most highly-anticipated collaborative series this decade, DRIFT is a tightly woven story, with deeply-developed and endearing characters that will have you rooting for them at every turn, set at an exhilarating pace that will keep you turning pages late into the night.
A US Marshal is held hostage.
An ex-convict on a mission
Holds a small Alaskan town under siege
Hatch looks to set things right,
And must be careful not to get swept up in the After Shock.
Rachel Hatch closes a major chapter in her life. A new one begins with an offer from an old friend. This offer puts Hatch at odds. The agency responsible for her father’s murder and who nearly took her life in the mountains of Colorado is now offering her a job opportunity.
Lives hang in the balance as Hatch sets out to honor her code. She quickly finds that things are not what they seem in the small town of Breakneck, Alaska. Hatch finds an ally in the most unlikely of places.
An explosive new addition in the Rachel Hatch saga. Brace yourself for the Aftershock!
Hatch sets out in relentless pursuit
To save the one that got away.
She finds herself surrounded by a sea of enemies,
And the price for keeping her promise
Might just cost Hatch her life.
Don't miss the explosive sixth installment of the Rachel Hatch thriller series!
Failure has never been an option for Rachel Hatch. A promise made to a teenage girl trapped by a powerful human trafficking ring must be kept.
Hatch's search takes her deep into Mexico where the rules are different and the enemies are numerous.
Finding the girl is only half of the problem. Getting her back home proves to be just as difficult, if not more so.
With two rival cartels on the brink of war and Hatch caught in the middle, she must use everything in her arsenal to survive.
Seeking answers to her father's death.
Hatch finds herself in a small town outside of Las Cruses, New Mexico.
Controlled by a vicious street gang.
A family caught in the crossfire.
Hatch sets out to make things right.
The quaint town of Luna Vista, turns out to be anything but. A ruthless gang runs a section of the town. In searching for the truth about her father's past, she's pitted against a criminal network that exposes the town's dark secret. Hatch puts her life on the line to help a boy escape the clutches of the gang. Her act puts her in peril.
She finds herself in a battle as treacherous as any she's faced before, against an enemy hellbent on stopping her. Danger lurks around every corner. Hatch 's code, a simple one, Help good people and punish those who hurt others, may prove more difficult a task as the forces against her mount. A whirlwind of threats converge like the unpredictable desert weather and threaten to crash down upon her.
Not afraid of a good fight, Hatch prepares herself for her most difficult battle of her life.
Downburst is designed with the dynamic pacing and story telling fans of L.T. Ryan and Brian Shea have become accustomed to. This sequel is filled with twists and turns, and the relentless pacing that will keep readers turning pages until the very last word.
Some people can't start over.
Some pasts you can't outrun.
And when Rachel Hatch's past comes back to haunt her,
The only thing she can do is what she does best.
Rachel Hatch returns to Hawk's Landing after closing the chapter on her father's death. She wants nothing more than to reconnect with her family and to find a new sense of normal. But sometimes the gap between what you want and what you get is as wide as a canyon.
A death on a neighboring reservation has Sheriff Dalton Savage and his small department working overtime to figure out the truth. Hatch tries to maintain her distance from the case.
As the case investigation progresses, Hatch's past comes crashing back. To save the people who matter most in her life, Hatch must make the ultimate sacrifice.
Starting over is never easy.
For Hatch, nothing ever is.
Seeking a connection to her past,
Hatch crosses paths with a girl in need.
And she'll risk everything to save her.
In the most intense novel to date, ex-military police officer Rachel Hatch faces off with a criminal enterprise trafficking girls. Hatch can't look the other way and is called by her code of justice to seek resolution. With her back against the wall and innocent lives held in the balance, Hatch does what she does best and brings the fight to the enemy. Only this enemy is unlike any she's ever faced.
And she'll have to walk through fire if she plans to come out alive.
Seeking justice for her father's murder,
Leads Hatch halfway across the world.
A ruthless warlord stands in the way.
Hatch is forced to take a stand.
And it very well could be her last.
On the trail of her father's killer, Hatch finds the path leads to a remote village in Africa. A vicious warlord controls the area in a stranglehold of violence. Hatch finds a fight she never sought, but one her personal code won't let her walk away from.
Outnumbered and outgunned, Hatch is forced to hold nothing back if she ever hopes to get out alive.
On the tough streets of Boston, justice requires a detective who isn’t afraid to break the rules.
"Brian Shea is the real deal. A veteran detective turned thriller author...It truly doesn’t get any better..." —Steve Konkoly, USA Today Bestselling Author of the Ryan Decker Series
Imagine THE DEPARTED meets HARRY BOSCH.
The crime sent shockwaves through the entire city.
But for Boston homicide detective Michael Kelly, the case hits particularly close to home.
Kelly was born and raised only a few blocks from where the girl’s body was found. He still has friends living in the old neighborhood.
Some are cops.
Others run the Irish mob.
And when Kelly’s investigation uncovers a shocking conspiracy, he realizes that he’ll need to use all of his unique connections to solve the case.
Because Kelly is determined to bring the killer to justice.
Whatever the cost...
The first novel in the most suspenseful crime series to hit bookstores in years. Written by a former detective, Murder Board is perfect for fans of Michael Connolly’s Harry Bosch, David Baldacci’s John Puller, and James Patterson’s Alex Cross.
"...a superbly written and suspenseful thriller..." —T.R. Ragan, NYT Bestselling Author
“With his background as a cop, Brian Shea adds a dose of realism to his writing few authors can match....” —Jeff Carson, Author of the Bestselling David Wolf Series
Acclaimed author Brian Shea is back with SIGN OF THE MAKER, the fourth book in his heart-pounding Boston Crime Thriller Series.
“Brian Shea is the real deal,” —Steve Konkoly, USA Today Bestselling Author of the Ryan Decker Series
When a bomber targets the city he loves, Detective Kelly must decide how far he’ll go to stop them.
A blast rips through downtown Boston on an early October morning and Detective Michael Kelly races to the scene. But before he can begin to make sense of the attack, another explosion sends shockwaves through the city.
Reeling, and desperate for answers, Kelly and his team begin a citywide manhunt. The only clue from the blast site leads Kelly to an inmate — who is less than eager to help.
As Kelly hones in on the forensics, his source reveals the killer’s next targets. Armed with this knowledge, Kelly and his team rush to get out ahead of the mysterious murderer.
But with the city at stake and the clock literally ticking, one wrong move could have catastrophic consequences.
Can Kelly catch the bomber before time runs out?
What readers are saying about Brian Shea and SIGN OF THE MAKER:
★★★★★ "I loved it!"
★★★★★ "...by far his best!"
★★★★★ "Definitely recommend this read!"
★★★★★ "Excellent plot, well developed characters with a great ending!"
★★★★★ "Doesn't get better than a former Boston detective spinning Boston crime stories."
A suspicious disappearance
A father's long quest for justice
Connected by a secret spanning over twenty years
Kelly sets out to expose the truth
As a killer aims to silence him forever
The son of Boston Police Chief Tom Ryan goes missing on a harbor cruise. As the suspicious circumstances around his disappearance take shape, Detective Michael Kelly soon finds this case has startling implications that hit home, both personally and professionally.
With Barnes on administrative leave, Kelly is partnered with Homicide's newest member, Mark Cahill, a rising star coming off an impressive tour of duty with BPD's Narcotics Unit. The two face incredible odds as they set out to uncover the COLD HARD TRUTH.
The fifth installment in the Boston Crime Series showcases Kelly's indomitable tenacity as he faces off with a dangerous criminal hellbent on ensuring that the truth never sees the light of day.
With two street gangs on the brink of war, Detective Michael Kelly must solve a murder before the entire town goes up in flames.
Boston Homicide Detective Michael Kelly just took his latest case. It seemed simple enough: a convenience store clerk gunned down in cold blood.
There’s just one catch...the store was under the protection of the Irish mob.
Now the city is a powder-keg, and Kelly must solve the murders before it explodes in further bloodshed.
BRIAN SHEA has served as both a military officer and law enforcement Detective. His authentic crime fiction novels have been enjoyed by countless readers around the world. Recommended for fans of Michael Connolly’s Harry Bosch, David Baldacci’s John Puller, and James Patterson’s Alex Cross.
What readers are saying:
★★★★★ "... it was everything I hoped for."
★★★★★ "This is another masterful Brian Shea crime thriller! He never disappoints!"
★★★★★ "Fast paced with an ending you didn't see coming. Have already pre-ordered book three."
★★★★★ "I have read police fiction books by many, many authors. None of them, absolutely none, are as intense and exciting as Bleeding Blue."
★★★★★ "Not only a great thriller with plenty of twists and action to hold your attention, but also some powerful moments the author's experiences surely had a hand in writing."
From the acclaimed author of ITW Award finalist Murder Board comes a searing case that will drive Detective Michael Kelly to the brink.
“Brian Shea is the real deal,” —Steve Konkoly, USA Today Bestselling Author of the Ryan Decker Series
Boston Homicide Detective Michael Kelly has just been called to a gruesome crime scene at a church. A priest has been murdered, and Kelly's bosses see a media circus in the making.
Kelly sees a connection to a cold case that has haunted him for years.
With the FBI now involved, Kelly must use instincts honed on the tough streets of Dorchester to help investigators stay one step ahead of a cruel killer. And he must rely on the lifelong bonds forged on the streets where he grew up to provide him with answers.
Because this murdered priest was just the first step on an unrelenting path of vengeance—and the killer isn’t going to stop until his own twisted brand of justice gets served.
Brian Shea brings his background as a former detective to write propulsive, tautly plotted thrillers, and The Penitent One is his most intense book yet.