Penance

Penance Review

Born and raised in Chicago, Detective John Lynch might just be about to die there too.

Because one dark secret might be about to tear a whole city apart.

A pious old woman steps out of the Sacred Heart confessional and is shot dead by a sniper with what at first appears to be a miraculous and impossible shot.
Colonel Tech Weaver dispatches a team from Langley to put the shooter and anyone else who gets in the way in a body bag before a half-century of national secrets are revealed.
Detective John Lynch, the son of a murdered Chicago cop, finds himself cast into an underworld of political corruption and guilty secrets, as he tries to uncover the truth about what s really going on before another innocent citizen gets killed."

Title:Penance
Edition Language:English

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  • Dan Schwent

    When an old woman is shot by a sniper just after leaving confession at Sacred Heart church, Chicago cop John Lynch is on the case. But what does the case have to do with one in 1971 that saw his fathe...

  • Ed

    Like Watergate, where the cover-up became worse than the crime, this book is about a multi-generational cover-up of a 1971 murder investigation and the subsequent corruption and revenge by powerful lo...

  • Col

    Synopsis/blurb..........Product DescriptionBorn and raised in Chicago, Detective John Lynch might just be about to die there too. A pious old woman steps out of the Sacred Heart confessional and is sh...

  • John

    The thriller sub-genre is a well-trod path which requires some real ingenuity and inventiveness in a novel to prevent it from falling into the worn rut of overused tropes and cookie cutter characteriz...

  • Benoit Leličvre

    A work of tremendous scope and ambition. O'Shea writes with the same vision than James Ellroy and yet with a sensibility that is his own. PENANCE is the story of John Lynch, of second chances and oppo...

  • Daryl

    I picked this book up (actually, had to order it from my local bookshop) because the author is a friend of a friend, who once said something nice about me (back in college, some of us started a "magaz...

  • Gareth Price

    When Helen Marslovak is shot through the heart when leaving Confession Detecetive John Lynch is sent to investigate. Turns out that Mrs Marslovak is the mother of high-powered businessman Eddie Marslo...

  • Rob Kitchin

    Penance felt to me like a mash-up of Michael Connelly, Tom Clancy and Stuart Neville’s The Twelve -- a smart, well-written police procedural thriller, mixing cops with black ops spooks, political in...

  • Paul

    Born and raised in Chicago, Detective John Lynch might just be about to die there too. Because one dark secret might be about to tear a whole city apart. A pious old woman steps out of the Sacred Hear...

  • David Ledeboer

    Setting: Chicago, the windy city.Antagonist: Ismael Fisher, a sniper of unimaginable skill gone rogue.Conflict: Some dirty political secrets that stem to the very tip of our government are on the brin...