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Relentless (A Brick Kavanagh Mystery #1) (Paperback)

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This is book number 1 in the A Brick Kavanagh Mystery series.


Detective Brick Kavanagh’s life is turned upside down. This murder is personal.

Cherry blossom season is Washington, D.C.’s most beautiful time of the year. But as tourists flock to the city, this year’s festivities are marred by the discovery of the naked body of a young woman floating in the Tidal Basin. Veteran homicide detective Brian (Brick) Kavanagh is assigned to the case. He’s shocked when he learns the victim is connected to another homicide which makes the investigation very personal for him.

Brick’s efforts to solve the case are thwarted by departmental politics and a rush to judgment. Convinced that justice has not been served and the wrong person is in jail, Kavanagh risks all to relentlessly pursue the truth. Overlooked evidence ultimately leads to a devastating conclusion in a heartbreaking case.

Perfect for fans of police procedurals in the style of Harry Bosch

About the Author

Shawn Wilson (a pen name) is a produced playwright and debut author of Relentless. She was born and raised in New York’s Hudson Valley and attended Averett College in Danville, Virginia, before moving to the Washington, D.C. area. She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Administration of Justice from American University and spent over thirty years working for the U.S. Marshals Service, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the Federal Bureau of Prisons, and the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. Shawn has traveled on five continents but is very happy to call Chicago home. Go Cubs!

Praise For…

 “One doesn’t have to be a mystery fan to relish this.” —Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

“Wilson's Relentless lives up to its title and will keep you turning pages throughout the twisting mystery and final reveal. A gritty and engrossing tale that introduces Brick Kavanagh, a detective who’s as smart as he is battle worn, and who takes his place among the best detectives in fiction.” —Jamie Freveletti, best-selling author

“In Relentless, fans of Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch will find a new hero in Brian Kavanagh, a detective with more brains than brawn who personifies the term “relentless.” Throw in cherry blossom season in Washington, D.C. and you have the perfect mystery read.” —Patricia Gussin, New York Times best-selling author

“Shawn Wilson takes readers on a roller coaster ride with twists and turns and a completely unexpected final destination in Relentless.” —Matt Coyle, Anthony-award winning author

“Shawn Wilson’s novel, [Relentless] brings a crafty, engaging new detective to the mean streets of Washington, D.C. A relentlessly entertaining debut!” —Daniel Stashower, Edgar Award-winning author

Relentless has a gritty, timely plot, an intriguing protagonist who surprises, and an emotional depth that keeps you turning the pages as a different side of Washington, D.C. is revealed.” —Sherry Harris, author of Let’s Fake a Deal

“The action is top-notch . . . Wilson does a good job whipping up some mysterious murders.” —Booklist

“In Relentless, Shawn Wilson has introduced a memorable hero, a plethora of supporting characters, and a story full of twists and turns to keep any amateur detective or criminal enthusiast on his or her toes.” —BookTrib
Product Details
ISBN: 9781608094028
ISBN-10: 1608094022
Publisher: Oceanview Publishing
Publication Date: December 8th, 2020
Pages: 288
Language: English
Series: A Brick Kavanagh Mystery

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