Detective Ryan O'Clery agrees to meet a noted historian who claims to have information about his ancestors. But when he arrives, he finds she has been murdered and her computer stolen. His investigation will lead him back to 12th Century Ireland, to a time of Viking invaders and conquests, to an albino known as The White Devil of Dublin, and to a secret his family kept hidden for more than eight hundred years. It will also bring him face to face with a present-day serial killer intent on finishing the job he started.
p.m.terrell is the pen name for Patricia McClelland Terrell, the award-winning, internationally acclaimed author of more than 21 books in four genres: contemporary suspense, historical adventure/suspense, computer how-to and non-fiction.
Prior to writing full-time, she founded two computer companies in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area. Among her clients were the Central Intelligence Agency, United States Secret Service, U.S. Information Agency, and Department of Defense. Her specialties were in white collar computer crimes and computer intelligence, themes that have carried forward to her contemporary suspense.
She has been a full-time author since 2002. Vicki’s Key was a top five finalist in the 2012 International Book Awards and 2012 USA Book Awards nominee, and The Pendulum Files was a national finalist for the Best Cover of the Year in 2014. The Tempest Murders was one of four finalists in the 2013 International Book Awards, cross-genre category.
Her historical suspense, River Passage, was a 2010 Best Fiction and Drama Winner. It was determined to be so historically accurate that a copy of the book resides at the Nashville Government Metropolitan Archives in Nashville, Tennessee.
She is also the co-founder of The Book ‘Em Foundation, an organization committed to raising public awareness of the correlation between high crime rates and high illiteracy rates. She is the organizer and chairperson of Book ‘Em North Carolina, an annual event held in Lumberton, North Carolina, to raise funds to increase literacy and reduce crime. For more information on this event and the literacy campaigns funded by it, visit www.bookemnc.org. She is also the founder of The Novel Business, mentoring authors in the business end and selling of books.
She sits on the board of the Friends of the Robeson County Public Library. She has also served on the boards of Robeson County Arts Council, Crime Stoppers and Crime Solvers and became the first female president of the Chesterfield County-Colonial Heights Crime Solvers in Virginia.
The White Devil of Dublin is the sequel to The Tempest Murders, but I believe both can stand alone. I love P M Terrell’s ability to pen a fantastic tale, so I do recommend beginning at the beginning.
We start out with Baldr, know by his crew as Hvitr Bard, The White Devil, standing at the bow of his Viking ship. That’s a great start for me, and I am on board for the ride.
Detective Ryan O’Clery and his partner are serving an arrest warrant in present day North Carolina.
He had found, literally, the woman of his dreams and now he had twin daughters. Life is good. Until…
A historian and author wanted to meet with him…about his ancestry. He thinks she is wrong about, but agrees to see her. When he arrives at her place, he finds her dead, her throat cut ear to ear. His first thought is that it was the work of the serial killer that he had faced off against in The Tempest Murders. But that can’t be. He was dead.
I love the light touches P M Terrell shares, his sister’s twin girls are a delight and their culinary art, well if you are good in the kitchen, this may give you some ideas.
Foreshadowing happens early and I want you to know, P M, I am onto you and I was looking for it. LOL
A romance and love that could last a lifetime will never be. And those that interfered will pay dearly.
“Each O’ ye,” she spat, her words blending with the unforgiving, vicious winds, “is cursed forever more.”
That pretty much says it all.
He’s like a ghost, watching, waiting…
P M Terrel’s writing is gripping, not letting go until the last word is read. I laughed with the characters, I cried for them, and I wished the curse would end and give peace to them all. I worry…fret…and worry some more. Don’t let them out of your sight….PLEASE.
The pacing creates a level of tension and anticipation that has me clutching the book tightly, trying not to race through the pages so I can savor the amazing story as it unfolds.
I cannot find one thing wrong with this fabulous tale. Well done!
I voluntarily reviewed a free copy of The White Devil of Dublin by P M Terrell.
From the first page with the description of the “white devil” I knew I was in for another wonderful story from p.m. terrell. Ryan O’ Clery thinks he has his family’s complete history. When someone tries to tell him differently he doesn’t believe and one by one people are dying. What has been kept hidden from the family’s written history? What will it lead to? Why does the murderer seem intent on destroying his family, where does he fit in to this puzzle? The answers are in the past, has Ryan got what it takes to find the answer before everything he loves is gone? I swear p.m. terrell could not write anything that is less than terrific, I will always willingly read any book she puts out. I start reading and I am instantly pulled into the story, see what the characters do, share their emotions, there is nothing I like more. A masterful author she tells her story in such a way as to intrigue the reader, hold their attention and it works. Before I wind this up I have to say: I am a true fan of her work, love to see the new books, and I share her fascination with Ireland. I want to thank p.m. for allowing me to read and review another book…keep them coming, I eagerly await them all! Another well-deserved five star rating.
This was a thrilling, suspenseful read that hooked its claws into me from the first page.
Well-paced with an easy flow that kept the tension running throughout, this book was heart wrenching and intense. I loved the switch from past to present and how the stories were intermingled. With plenty of twists and turns there was never a dull moment, as Ryan fought to find the serial killer who had haunted his family’s life in the first book, and who seemed intent on doing just the same in this story.
I was intrigued by how an age old feud made its way through generation after generation, destroying lives. Delport was obviously crazed and his sinister acts made for edge of your seat reading.
This book was a stunning thriller with strong characters and an even stronger plot line. A stellar read.