Wounded Prey by Sean Lynch
Introducing Detectives Farrell and Kearns

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Wounded Prey is a genuinely exciting thriller which contrives to avoid the more obvious pitfalls inherent in portraying the potentially explicit subject matter. You should give this a try.
-Thinking About Books


"A visceral and heart-wrenching cross between NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN and SILENCE of the LAMBS."
-Bestselling author Emlyn Rees

“Wounded Prey is a non-stop thrill ride of a book. Unrelenting, brutal, scary, and at times skin-crawling in its depiction of atrocious crimes. And yet it is also funny, warming and believable.”
– Tony Healey


A young girl is snatched from her rural Iowa school in broad daylight. The child is later found murdered, her body hanging from a tree.

When retired San Francisco Police Inspector Bob Farrell reads a newspaper account of the horrific crime, he realizes his worst nightmare has come true. The same remorseless predator a government agency stopped him from putting away twenty years before is once more on the loose.

Farrell enlists the aid of rookie Iowa deputy Kevin Kearns, who is tortured by his inability to prevent the kidnapping. As the murderer wreaks a trail of blood and destruction across North America, the duo sets out to track down their lethal prey.

But Farrell and Kearns aren't playing by the rules any more than the killer is, and soon the F.B.I. has them all in its sights…

“With WOUNDED PREY, Sean Lynch delivers a hell for leather, wild ride of a debut with the “been there done that” authenticity that lifts it above other thrillers. I just added Farrell and Kearns to my short-list of favourite characters, and Vernon Slocum to my worst nightmares!"
-Bestselling author Matt Hilton

“With its smooth prose, plausibly flawed characters and brilliant central villain, WOUNDED PREY is a welcome addition to the crime landscape. Its a read-in-one-sitting kind of book, and promises great things for Lynch down the line. If you’re looking for the new Michael Connelly – a big thriller with heart, plausibility and sense of grounding that few other writers can match – then you’re really going to want to keep an on Lynch. He keeps this up, he’ll be a big part of the next generation of thriller writers.”
– Russel D McLean in Crime Scene Scotland

"It’s not too uncommon to find a good novel, but it is more rare to come upon a novel as absorbing as this one, where reading it causes the external environment to drop away and time to pass without noting it. Wounded Prey is a very disturbing, graphic, violent, terrifying novel; but it is a novel that deserves a wide readership. Author Sean Lynch has the background in law enforcement to know the nature of his plotting; but even more importantly, he is an excellent writer. I consider it not just worth the initial reading, but worthy of re-reading as well. I look for more from author Sean Lynch, as he has become a must-read author for me.”
– Mallory Heart Reviews

About the Author
Sean Lynch grew up in Iowa, holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology, and served in the U.S. Army as an enlisted infantryman. He spent nearly three decades as a municipal police officer in the San Francisco Bay Area. During his career he's been a Motorcycle Officer, S.W.A.T. Officer, Sex Crimes Investigator, Firearms Instructor, and Homicide Detective.

Learn more about Sean at seanlynchbooks.com

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Sean Lynch was born and raised in Iowa, in a Civil War-era brick farmhouse restored by his family. When not outdoors shooting his BB guns, Sean could be found reading crime and science fiction, paranormal and military non-fiction, and trying to persuade his parents to let him stay up past bedtime to watch the late-show creature feature. After high school, Sean obtained a Bachelor of Sciences degree and served in the U.S. Army as an enlisted Infantryman. He migrated to Northern California.
Published March 24, 2015 by Sean Lynch. 384 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Crime, Literature & Fiction, Horror. Fiction
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Reviewed by David Marshall on Jul 10 2013

Wounded Prey is a genuinely exciting thriller which contrives to avoid the more obvious pitfalls inherent in portraying the potentially explicit subject matter. You should give this a try.

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