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Monday, 1 August 2022

Infernal Affairs - Declan Finn - Saint Tommy NYPD Book 3

Infernal Affairs
Saint Tommy, NYPD Book 3
ISBN 9798821248329
eISBN 9798201464295
ASIN B09ZM7YT93
 

This was the fifth novel I have read by Declan Finn in the last 2 months. I have ready the first two in his Saint Tommy Series; Hell Spawn and Death Cult. I now understand why so many people rave about his works. Before reading book 1, I had also picked up White Ops Book 1, but got going on the Saint Tommy Series first. I have also previously picked up several anthologies that Finn has contributed to, that I have not got around to reading. They as well will be bumped up in my to be read pile. The hard park of discovering a new favourite author who is very prolific is there are many works to choose from. I believe at the time of writing this that fin has 38 published books and short stories, including this series which is to be up to 12 books within a few months. For my fiction reading I have been alternating books by Finn, Andrew Grant (aka Andrew Child), and J.D. Kirk. I am currently reading 2 in this series and then a White Ops book.

The description of this story is:

“Detective Tommy Nolan is having a bad day.

First, the celebrant was murdered during mass. Then the SWAT team knocked down his door trying to kill him.

With a million dollar bounty on his head, every gunman and demonic monster is coming out of the pit to collect it.

Tommy has to discover who's out to make him a martyr before he becomes a saint for real.”

I was a little hesitant to start this series. It seemed a little over the top. And from the authors, publishing people, and friends it was so hyped I was afraid it would disappoint. It did not! In fact before I had finished the first 2 I hade picked up nearly a dozen other works from Finn’s pen. The fist story was great, the second even better, and this one was most excellent. 

This story races from beginning to end. I have used the term break neck pace previously, this volume eclipsed them all. This book is packed with action. A fair bit of humour. And the underlying theme of faith just enhances it all. I am not sure of Tommy is loosely based upon the author himself, but I could see it. Fighting evil and rattling off prayers. Using Holy Water as a new weapon in the arsenal of the police against even, especially supernatural beings like vampires. Tommy stopping in a busy hectic day, for time of prayer, rising in a local church, even with a bounty on his head that keeps, there is just so much to love about this book and the whole series so far. 

Tommy is a man who loves God, his wife and family, and his job. He strives to be the best version of himself. He is not willing to compromise his faith, or the law. Picture a Catholic John Wick, stopping at nothing to get the job done.

This is an extremely entertaining story an excellent read in an amazing series. I look forward to the rest of the books in this series, and other offerings from Declan’s pen.

Note: This book is part of a series of reviews: 2022 Catholic Reading Plan

Books by Declan Finn:
Love At First Bite Series:
Short Stories:
Bad Date 
Blood Stained Cliffs of Dover
Novels:
Honor at Stake
Demons Are Forever
Live and Let Bite
Good to the last Drop
Mad Dog Moon

The Last Survivors Series:
Codename: Winterborn
Codename: Unsub

Convention Killings Series:
It Was Only On Stun!
Set To Kill

Pius Series:
A Pius Man
A Pius Legacy
A Pius Stand
Pius History
Pius Tales (Anthology)

St. Tommy Series:
Crusader
Deus Vult
Coven
Hussar
Destiny
Lightbringer
Dark Web
Blue Saint

Top Secret Service Series:
Too Secret Service
Too Secret Service 2
Too Secret Service 3

Dances with Werewolves Series:
Dances with Warewolves
Dances with Werewolves Volume II
Dances with Werewolves: Omnibus Edition

White Ops Series:
Politics Kills
Main Street D.O.A.

Other books:
For All Their Wars Are Merry
Arresting Merlin
Sad Puppies Bike Back
The Pirate King












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