Friday 27 March 2015

Blurb Blitz & Giveaway - The Gun by Daithi Kavanagh

The Gun
Author: Daithi Kavanagh
Genre: Crime Thriller

Book Description:
Garda Detective Tadhg Sullivan leads a special unit that investigates politically motivated crime. A man known only as The Deerstalker is a cancer who has infected the Irish political system.

Sullivan teams up with journalist Helen Carty, and together they try tracking down the mysterious killer. Carty adds to Sullivan’s problems, when he finds himself falling in love with her. And further complicating things, he starts losing trust in his partner, Detective Pat Carter, who appears to be on the side of the Garda Commissioner, who Sullivan is rapidly falling out with.

Sullivan’s case is further thrown into confusion when a copycat killer, Tommy Walsh, is shot dead by the CIA. When the CIA discovers that they've killed the wrong person, the two agents involved--Simon, who has become disillusioned by his time stationed in the Middle East, and Joey, a psychopath who confuses zealotry with patriotism--are also in pursuit of The Deerstalker.

Sullivan finds himself in a race against time, if he is to arrest The Deerstalker before the CIA take him out, and use his death as a pawn in a political game of chess. Who will win out in the end?

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He stared at the gun lying on the bed.  It was in his possession for nearly half his life and he’d never known what to do with it.  The funny thing was, he’d always hated guns and yet, here he was.

He heard his wife moving around downstairs and knew that very soon she would call him for a cup of tea.  He had to get the gun back into its hiding place. 

He thought back to the first time he’d seen it.  A late night knock at the door and a man from down the street had handed the gun and ammunition to him, wrapped in fertiliser bags. 

“What the hell is this?” he’d blurted out.         

“It’s a gun,” the man had said showing no expression.

“What are you giving it to me for?” he’d whispered, not wanting his family to hear them.”

“Because I trust you,” he’d replied.

“What the hell do you mean, you trust me? You hardly know me! And all I know about you is that you’re mixed up in the IRA.  I have a family and I don’t give a damn about the North.  Now please get away from my door and take that thing with you.”

About the Author
Daithi Kavanagh lives in Trinity, County Wexford with his wife and two teenage children.

He has worked for several years as a musician.

In the last couple of years, after taking up adult education, he began writing.

His debut book is ‘The Gun’ and has now started the second book in the series.

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  1. Thanks Alecia for hosting me today. I'm looking forward to comments and questions. Daithi

  2. this book looks interesting,loved the excerpt as well !

  3. This sounds like a fantastic debut! Can you tell us what inspired you/what you looked to when building your plot? Did you draw from any real life news, or dreams, or anything like that? I'd be so freaked if someone just handed me a gun - you *know* they did something bad with it if that happens.

  4. Nice excerpt, thanks for the giveaway!

  5. Look forward to the 2nd book, come on Carol you promised me a copy !

  6. I enjoyed the excerpt. I'm looking forward to reading this.
    Thanks for the giveaway! =)

  7. Enjoyed reading the excerpt. This story sounds like an exciting read.