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About Peter O'Mahoney
Peter O'Mahoney is the author of the best-selling Tex Hunter, Bill Harvey, and Jack Valentine thrillers.
O'Mahoney was raised on a healthy dose of Perry Mason stories—the pace and style of these books inspired him to write as a teenager, and he hasn't stopped since. He loves exciting characters, breathtaking plots, but more than anything, he loves a great twist. He has worked with various authors on plot design; including J.J Miller, Patrick Graham, and William Thomas.
O'Mahoney is a criminologist, with a keen interest in law, and is an active member of the American Society of Criminology.
His thrillers have entertained hundreds of thousands of readers around the world.
O'Mahoney splits his time between Chicago and the wide open beaches of Australia.
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Trying to save his vineyard after years of drought, Hennessy returns to practice in the city he walked away from after the murder of his ten-year-old son—Charleston, South Carolina.
When one of South Carolina’s most powerful men is charged with possessing stolen artwork, Hennessy steps forward to defend him. But as Hennessy digs into the evidence, as he navigates the truth, he finds that the criminal charges are only the start of their problems…
Despite his full workload, Hennessy takes on the defense of a young woman charged with stabbing her ex-boyfriend in a violent rage. As he prepares for the trial, Hennessy discovers there’s more to the case than is presented by the prosecution…
As the cases twist and turn, Hennessy fights to prove that both clients are innocent. But to expose the truth, Hennessy must take one of the most dangerous risks of his life.
Can he ensure that justice triumphs? Or will the cases send him to an early grave?
The Southern Lawyer is the first book in an epic new legal thriller series!
When criminal defense attorney Joe Hennessy uncovers information about his son's unsolved murder, he must fight against the court to expose the truth...
Hennessy returns to the courtroom soon!
When one of South Carolina’s most powerful lawyers is charged with the murder of his wife, criminal defense attorney Joe Hennessy agrees to be part of the defense team. As Hennessy builds a legal defense, he’s thrown into a world of danger and corruption, cruelty and violence.
Despite his full caseload, Hennessy agrees to defend a folk singer charged with drug trafficking. As he prepares for the trial, Hennessy digs into a world of lies, manipulation, and exploitation.
Fighting to find the truth in both cases, Hennessy battles against violent criminals, corrupt businessmen, and ruthless felons. He follows the evidence trail, digging deep into the criminal underworld. With the clock ticking, the pressure builds from all sides of the law.
The evidence Hennessy uncovers provides the chance to expose a deadly secret. But to do that, to take that gamble, to take that chance, Joe Hennessy must risk everything he loves…
The Southern Criminal is the second book in an epic new legal thriller series!
On Chicago’s South Side, the death of a five-year-old girl in a drive-by shooting captures the city’s attention. At the request of a desperate mother, defense attorney Tex Hunter agrees to defend the accused against a murder charge. With an entire city against them, Hunter struggles to find the truth about the incident.
To uncover the facts, to expose the truth, Hunter must battle against ruthless gangs, corrupt officers, and a culture of silence. Probing deep into the violent past of the disadvantaged neighborhood, Hunter uncovers information that will shock everyone.
If Hunter can't expose the facts in court, an innocent man might be convicted... while the real killer stalks his every move.
Can Hunter reveal the truth in court? Or will silence continue to rule the streets?
Failing Justice can be read as a standalone novel or part of the heart-pounding Tex Hunter Legal Thriller series!
Robert Sulzberger appeared to have a perfect life—a respected position in the City Council, a lovely family, a house with all the trimmings—but behind the façade, his life was crumbling. Drawn into a world of crime and corruption, Sulzberger couldn’t find a way out. He couldn’t escape. And when he tried to walk away, he found himself behind bars. The trial captures the media’s attention and the dark forces of politics are thrown into the limelight. As the son of a convicted serial killer, Tex Hunter knows just how dangerous those forces can be.
In the first instalment of the thrilling Tex Hunter series, Hunter battles against deception, fraud, and cover-ups; risking everything in the most difficult case of his career.
Can justice triumph against corruption? Or will the dark side of politics bury the truth forever?
Power and Justice is the first book in this high-stakes legal thriller series. It can be read as a standalone novel or part of the heart-pounding Tex Hunter Legal Thriller series.
When prosecutor Michelle Law is arrested for the murder of a young political analyst, the media scrutiny of her life leads her to breaking point.
Criminal defense attorney Tex Hunter agrees to defend his former adversary, digging deep into a case that leads to corruption at the highest levels.
Confronting political lobbyist Walter Charman, Hunter finds there’s more to the case than listed in the police files. With Chicago’s most powerful against him, Hunter battles to save his client, working hard to find the evidence that could clear her name.
As the case twists and turns, Hunter is driven to uncover the truth. But to expose the truth, to find out what really happened on the night of the murder, Hunter must risk his own life.
Can he win the case in court? Or will the powerful send him to an early grave?
Losing Justice can be read as a standalone novel or part of the heart-pounding Tex Hunter Legal Thriller series!
When new-age faith healer Amos Anderson is arrested for the murder of vocal Baptist minister Dural Green, he becomes public enemy number one. And criminal defense attorney Tex Hunter is the only man left in his corner...
Reverend Green was a fierce challenger to Anderson’s faith healing techniques; protesting against his every move, preaching that Anderson was performing the Devil’s work. When Green is found murdered only hours after a physical altercation with Anderson, all the evidence points to one man. A white supremacist group throws their unwanted support behind Anderson, and the case threatens to turn the streets of Chicago into a battle ground for race riots.
In the second instalment of the best-selling Tex Hunter series, Hunter battles against conspiracies, dishonesty, and scams; risking everything to save a possibly innocent man. But after digging deep into the case, Hunter finds that everything is relative. Even truth.
'Faith and Justice' will take you for a ride through the courtroom, twisting and turning until it reaches a conclusion that you won’t see coming.
In Southern Illinois, defense attorney Tex Hunter agrees to defend a young man against a murder charge. With an entire city against him, Hunter realizes there’s more to the case than he’s been told.
To discover the truth, Hunter must fight against corrupt police, power-hungry politicians, dishonest judges, and small-town secrets. Digging deep into the mysteries of the area, Hunter uncovers information that will shock everyone.
But if Hunter can't expose the truth in court, an innocent man might be punished... while the real killer watches his every move.
Natural Justice is the sixth book in this high-stakes legal thriller series. It can be read as a standalone novel or part of the heart-pounding Tex Hunter Legal Thriller series.
Defending an accused killer is never easy, but when a homeless teenager is charged with the murder of a retired Chicago Police Detective, the pressure builds to breaking point. Sidney McCann was no ordinary cop. He wasn’t a captain, he wasn’t a beat cop, and he wasn’t an average desk jockey—he was one of the most corrupt, twisted, and ruthless cops the Chicago Police Department had ever produced. But that history, that long line of accusations, didn’t matter to the current crop of police officers. They were a family, and McCann was one of their own. They would protect the reputation of their department, no matter the cost.
Fighting against police brutality, corrupt businessmen, and gang members, Hunter follows the evidence trail, leading him deeper than expected. The closer he gets to the truth, the more others want him silenced. The evidence Hunter uncovers provides the chance to reopen a case closed more than thirty years ago…
But to do that, to take that gamble, to take that chance, Tex Hunter must risk everything he loves…
Corrupt Justice can be read as a standalone novel or part of the heart-pounding Tex Hunter Legal Thriller series!
After thirty-five years in prison, convicted serial killer Alfred Hunter has the chance to clear his name. His son, criminal defense attorney Tex Hunter, has fought hard to prove his father’s innocence, but powerful forces have been against them. The criminal underworld, corrupt politicians, and the Chicago Police Department all need to keep the truth from coming out. When a piece of hidden evidence is unveiled, Hunter has the chance to demand a retrial.
For his whole life, Tex Hunter has battled to free his father from prison, but to reveal the truth, to finally uncover what happened, he must take the greatest risk of all…
Defending a lawyer in court is never easy, but when a divorce attorney is charged with the murder of a private investigator, the pressure builds to breaking point.
Joe Fielding wasn’t an ordinary investigator. He wasn’t clean, he wasn’t honorable, and he wasn’t truthful—he was one of the most corrupt, ruthless, and fraudulent investigators to ever walk the streets of Chicago. Fielding’s employment at a family law firm was littered with criminal activity, and his employers were determined to see his secrets go to the grave with him.
To discover the truth, criminal defense attorney Tex Hunter must fight against convicted felons, corrupt lawyers, and ruthless businessmen, but each step brings him closer to violence. Fielding’s reputation was built on cruelty and dishonesty, corruption and manipulation, and his previous employers would continue to protect their secrets, even if it cost a defense lawyer his life.
Investigating years of testimonies and decades of criminal activity, the case forces Hunter into a corner—to chase the truth, to uncover the evidence, he must risk his own life to expose them all…
Saving Justice can be read as a standalone novel or part of the heart-pounding Tex Hunter Legal Thriller series!
Night club owner Rick Cowan approaches criminal defense attorney Tex Hunter, and presents an offer that Hunter can’t refuse. But Rick Cowan isn’t a regular client. He isn’t faultless, he isn’t friendly, and he isn’t clean—his past is littered with violence, agony, and decades of fraudulent behavior. Cowan claims he’s innocent of the felony drug charges, claims he’s been set-up from the inside, but the evidence against him continues to mount.
Determined to smash a corruption racket involving convicted felons, business owners, and the Chicago Police Department, Hunter works the case, treading closer to the threats with each step, closer to danger with each day. The corruption racket was built on violence and deception, bribery and exploitation, and the members would continue to protect their reputations, even if it cost a defense lawyer his life. Digging through years of testimonies and decades of criminal activity, the evidence twists into Hunter’s own past, uncovering information about his family that he never knew.
But to uncover the evidence, to reveal the truth about his family’s past, Tex Hunter must face his own demons, and risk his own life to expose it all…
Deadly Justice can be read as a standalone novel or part of the heart-pounding Tex Hunter Legal Thriller series!