An early-morning phone call wakes Chicago police lieutenant Devlin Cahill. Author Charlie Newton—who has been using Devlin as a consultant—has been connected to a brutal murder, and Charlie is missing. Without any more details, Devlin had to consider that Charlie was either a murderer or a murder victim—either way, isn't good. When Charlie shows up alive, Devlin has more qAn early-morning phone call wakes Chicago police lieutenant Devlin Cahill. Author Charlie Newton—who has been using Devlin as a consultant—has been connected to a brutal murder, and Charlie is missing. Without any more details, Devlin had to consider that Charlie was either a murderer or a murder victim—either way, isn't good. When Charlie shows up alive, Devlin has more questions to ask. What follows is a trip down an investigative rabbit hole filled with possible drug ties, FBI agents, a confrontational media, and Devlin finding that he, too, is under suspicion for multiple murders.How can Devlin clear his friend when he's also under the magnifying glass?Filled with the sights and sounds of life on the Chicago police force, The Author of Dead Men is cut from the same cloth as Joseph Wambaugh and Elmore Leonard. The language, style, and feel of the world swirling around Devlin and Charlie is tightly drawn, pulling readers in from the first pages and not letting them go until the end....
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The Author of Dead Men Reviews
If you're looking for an authentic police novel that will keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish, this is the book for you. I use the word authentic because the author writes as an individual who has "been there, done that." The protagonist, Chicago homicide Lieutenant Devlin Cahill could be a first cousin to John Corey of the Nelson DeMille novels. We all know people who just say what's on their mind without putting their brain in gear. Devlin Cahill is one of those people and his smart-ass comments lend comic relief to a deadly serious story. Very seldom do I laugh aloud as I am reading, but Cahill is guaranteed to tickle your funny bone. There's a surprise ending of course, one that I didn't see coming, but I closed the book and sat back and thought about it...shame on me, I should have seen it coming! I bet you won't.
My husband won this book in a Goodreads giveaway, and I snagged it from him because it seemed like my kind of book. Great decision!! Dennis Banahan is a very talented writer and, because he was formerly a police officer, the authenticity of this novel is off the charts. The colorful, witty dialogue was very believable and had me laughing out loud at times. There was also true emotion shown in the characters -- love, despair, friendship, trust -- all believable, as well. And the storyline did not disappoint! I highly recommend this read to anyone that enjoys a juicy police novel, and I also think some movie producers should check it out. I can hardly wait to read Banahan's earlier book, "Threshold of Pain." : )
A hard boiled detective novel with a solid murder plot set in the gritty world of Chicago. Banahan, a retired Chicago police lieutenant, writes the novel as only an insider could. Fans of the genre will not be disappointed by this intriguing page turner. For those with a more sensitive constituent be aware the language can be quite spicy and colorful, but adds to the intensity and realism of the story.
Loved it! Strong storyline and great dialogue.