Religion Sex Violence by Patrick Flanagan

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To all who meet him, Paul Hurley is a hard-hitting Irish businessman whose agenda includes clinching multi-million-dollar investment deals with international corporations, and loving glamorous women. Just beneath the successful playboy demeanor, however, lies a vulnerable Irish schoolboy who’s harboring a heartbreaking history of physical abuse and sexual devastation at the hands of the Christian Brothers entrusted with his upbringing in Dublin.
Now, Paul tracks down and dispatches pedophile priests as part of his personal mission for divine retribution. Will a chance meeting with Roy, a manic psychopath on his own terrorist crusade to bring the Catholic Church to its knees, be enough to deliver Paul from his own evil?

Review by: Chris Kennedy on May 23, 2011 :
I was brought up a Catholic and although no one ever laid a hand on me, I was nevertheless attracted to the thrill of vengenace that the title suggested.
The first chapter gave me everything I needed from that point of view, but then I couldn't put the book down, even despite the explicit violence and sex. Wow.
It delivers on all fronts.

Review by: Tim P on Jan. 26, 2011 :
Well written, plenty of depth, absorbing, and literally very good. I found myself anxious to get back to it after each interruption – despite the confronting sex. Paul is not your run of the mill psychopath. He is a complex character with many facets and once I got to know him better I found him to be a good bloke! I think there is more in this …. sequel?

Review by: Captain Haddock on Dec. 22, 2010 :
It took me a while (too close to an emotional bone) but must congratulate you on the book. I’m afraid I was too effected by the goings-on here so will re-read it later when I’m in a better mood. The subject matter is a very open sore here in Ireland….but I love your solution!
Well done, brillo.

Review by: Hugh Gyton on Dec. 19, 2010 :
I concur with Mick Dee. This is a great read that is hard to put down. The use of language and detail is sublime. The story is gripping. Sure the sex and violence is gratuitous, and at times a little confrontational, but it is in keeping with the characters and the story. Really enjoyed it and couldn’t put the iPad down. Can’t wait for the next one.

Review by: Mick Dee on Dec. 12, 2010 : (no rating)
This is a really good book !
An interesting web of stories based around child abuse in the Catholic Church.
Flanagan has a great eye for detail and a witty, well researched and intelligent dialogue. The sex scenes were a bit too detailed for my taste and in some cases they were just too weird (OK so I’m just square)
Overall though the book was real page turner and beautifully crafted.
Mark D

Review by: Chris Kennedy on May. 23, 2011 :
I was brought up a Catholic and although no one ever laid a hand on me, I was nevertheless attracted to the thrill of vengenace that the title suggested.
The first chapter gave me everything I needed from that point of view, but then I couldn't put the book down, even despite the explicit violence and sex. Wow.
It delivers on all fronts.
 

About Patrick Flanagan

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FLANAGAN grew up in Dublin and started his entertainment career as a falsetto altar boy at the local God shop, so he should know. TV after that, travelling the world, writing and producing until, finally settling into a lotus eating happiness in Australia.
 
Published March 14, 2011 by ZOLA. 306 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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