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About Brian Shea
BRIAN SHEA has spent most of his adult life in service to his country and local community. He honorably served as an officer in the U.S. Navy. In his civilian life, he reached the rank of Detective and accrued eleven years of law enforcement experience between Texas and Connecticut. Somewhere in the mix he spent five years as a fifth-grade schoolteacher. Brian’s myriad of life experience is woven into the tapestry of each character’s design. He resides in New England and is blessed with an amazing wife and three beautiful daughters.
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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For the woman who walked through fire
Redemption comes at a price
For Hatch, that could mean her life.
Hatch looks to heal the invisible wound beneath the twisted scar stretching her right arm. A moment's hesitation on a sand-swept battlefield left her friend and teammate Graham Benson dead. His death leaves a wife without a husband and a child without a father. Hatch sets out to face her greatest fear. Her past.
Hatch finds Benson's widow Jessica and her daughter Layla living in a small coastal town in Oregon. When she arrives, Hatch discovers the family in dire straits. Her bank accounts had been cleaned out by her brother, a low-end criminal who'd found himself in deep with the wrong people. He stole the money with promises of returning it after a big score.
An offshore nuclear plant comes under siege. And Hatch, honoring her code, sets out to right a wrong while redeeming her past. As the waters rise, so do the stakes. Hatch is a force of nature. And she's about to hit like a Tsunami!
THEY KILLED THE WRONG GIRL. RACHEL HATCH WILL MAKE THEM PAY.
WALL STREET JOURNAL & 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.
Seeking answers to her father's death.
Hatch finds herself in a small town outside of Las Cruces, 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 Wall Street Journal bestselling authors 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.
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.
The Wall Street Journal bestselling series continues!
For Hatch, normal is never easy. But in the months since surviving a deadly encounter atop an Alaskan glacier, she's settled into her life in Coronado. With Cruise's team still physically recovering and out of commission, Hatch receives her first mission. To find a missing girl who disappeared after a church picnic.
Hatch finds herself in Jericho Falls, a small town outside of Nashville, Tennessee. The small town carries a dark secret. As she seeks to expose it, Hatch finds that there are forces willing to do anything to keep that from happening. To save the missing girl, Hatch must face her past as it catches up to her and forces her to make a choice that will forever change her future.
A series of tornadoes threaten to rip through town as Hatch goes on the hunt. Forces of nature and man set out to stop her. And Hatch finds that honoring her code may come at a cost. Her life.
Set at the relentless pace readers have come to love, Hatch is back and better than ever. Try not to get swept up in the Whirlwind!
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.
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!
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.
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.
As a brutal serial killer terrorizes a migrant camp on the Polish border, an FBI profiler must get inside his twisted mind...before another little girl is killed.
On the border between Poland and Belarus, thousands of migrants are struggling for survival. But illness and unsanitary conditions aren’t the worst of it.
The first girl’s death is too brutal to be an accident. The second sends a wave of panic through the camp.
When the third body is discovered, there’s no escaping the horrifying truth: a serial killer is on the loose inside the camp, and the local authorities are powerless to stop him.
FBI profiler Sterling Gray is an expert at reading troubled minds. On loan to Interpol, he is called in on behalf of the Polish government to assist in identifying the killer. Gray goes undercover as a member of the Doctors Without Borders program, using his time inside the camp to profile the killer, but quickly finds other dangers lurking around every corner…
Gray’s profile of the killer leads to a swift arrest, but something doesn’t feel right. And when a new shocking truth emerges, Gray must risk everything to return to the camps…or another little girl will die.
The clock is ticking. The hunt is on for the Butcher of Belarus.
USA Today bestselling author Ty Hutchinson and former detective and WSJ Best Selling author Brian Shea deliver a fast-paced mystery series filled with twists, perfect for fans of James Patterson and Michael Connelly.
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On the tough streets of Boston, justice requires a detective who isn’t afraid to break the rules.
Recommended for fans of THE DEPARTED and BOSCH.
"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
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
When a violent turf war between rival Yakuza clans exposes a burgeoning black market gun trade in Tokyo, FBI profiler Sterling Gray must hunt a shadowy criminal mastermind.
After a brutal battle for supremacy between opposing Yakuza syndicates goes south, gun violence explodes in the Tokyo underground and quickly spreads throughout the city. Desperate to curb the influx of firearms, the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department is forced to seek help from Interpol.
Special Agent Sterling Gray is adept at taking down international fugitives…but in the world of the Yakuza, being a foreigner paints a target on his back. Teaming up with TMPD investigator Mariko Tamura, the pair are tasked with profiling the invisible ringleader behind the complex arms trafficking network.
But as a clearer picture of their quarry begins to take shape, the details just don't seem to add up. The culprit is poised to slip through their fingers, and Gray can’t escape the feeling that he's missing something critical. If he wants to uncover the truth, he’ll have to seek help from the unlikeliest of allies—and put his mind and combat skills to the ultimate test.
Because in a city with enemies around every corner, any mistake can be fatal.
Packed with riveting action and set in the tumultuous world of the Japanese criminal underground, The Green Samurai is a pulse-pounding adventure by WSJ and USA Today bestselling authors Brian Shea and Ty Hutchinson, perfect for fans of James Patterson and Michael Connelly.