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Publication Order of Boston Crime Thriller Books

Murder Board (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bleeding Blue (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Penitent One (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sign of the Maker (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cold Hard Truth (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Into the Gray (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Lexi Mills Books

with Stacy Lynn Miller

Publication Order of Memory Bank Thrillers Books

with Raquel Byrnes
The Memory Bank (With: Raquel Byrnes) (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon
Retrograde Flaw (With: Raquel Byrnes) (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon
Aurora Fragment (With: Raquel Byrnes) (2025)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Nick Lawrence Books

Kill List / The Camel's Back (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lion's Mouth / Pursuit of Justice (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Burning Truth / The Rabbit's Hole (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Unkillable (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Targeted Violence / The Wolf's Door (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder 8 (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Shepherd and Fox Thrillers Books

Shepherd and The Fox (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Sterling Gray FBI Profiler Books

with Ty Hutchinson
Hunting the Mirror Man (With: Ty Hutchinson) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The King Snake (With: Ty Hutchinson) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Butcher of Belarus (With: Ty Hutchinson) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Green Samurai (With: Ty Hutchinson) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Rachel Hatch Books

Drift (With: L.T. Ryan) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fractured (With: L.T. Ryan) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Downburst (With: L.T. Ryan) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fever Burn (With: L.T. Ryan) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Proving Ground (With: L.T. Ryan) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Smoke Signal (With: L.T. Ryan) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Gauntlet (With: L.T. Ryan) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Firewalk (With: L.T. Ryan) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Whitewater (With: L.T. Ryan) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Aftershock (With: L.T. Ryan) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Whirlwind (With: L.T. Ryan) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tsunami (With: L.T. Ryan) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fastrope (By: L.T. Ryan,Fiona Ryan) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sidewinder (By: L.T. Ryan,Fiona Ryan) (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon
Redaction (With: L.T. Ryan) (2025)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Booker Johnson Books

with Mel Taylor
The Exclusive (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Arrangement (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Brian Shea is a bestselling and award-winning American author best known for the “Nick Lawrence” and “Rachel Hatch” series of novels. Shea spent much of his life in service to the local community and his country. He was in the US Navy, where he served for several years before he retired and went on to work for more than ten years in the police. As a police officer, he served for more than a decade in Connecticut and Texas and rose to the rank of Detective. In between the careers, he was also a fifth-grade school teacher which he did for five years. He has said that even as he spent much of his life in the armed forces, he was always in love with books. He first fell in love with reading when he read “The Outsiders” by S.E. Hniton. Since then, he has read a ton of novels in the mystery and military fiction genre from the likes of James Patterson, Tom Clancy, Lee Child, Jeffrey Deaver, and David Baldacci. Shea thought it was hard to become an author since he was employed as a full-time detective. It was James Patterson that showed him it was possible to work full time and still be an author. He published his debut novel, “Kill List,” in 2018 and has never looked back since. He uses his experience handling crime against children, in SWAT and narcotics in creating the settings, characters, and circumstances in his novels. He currently lives with his wife and three children in New England.

For Brian, writing has been something he desired to do though his hectic life always got in the way. It was not until he decided that it was now or never that he finally published his debut novel “The Camel’s Back” otherwise known as “Kill List.” He had spent a lot of time investigating child abuse and other atrocities against children in Connecticut and writing and publishing gave him the much-needed respite. Since he is a busy man as a full-time detective, he would write in the early morning waking up at 4 am to write his novel before reporting to work. He would then write late into the night after the children were asleep and realized that he had the time to make his dream a reality. After the success of the debut novel “Kill List” in 2018, he went on to publish several more titles and had written four more titles and a prequel titled “Unkillable” by the end of 2019. Despite his busy life, he loves to keep in touch with his readers on his website and social media.

Brian Christopher Shea’s debut novel “Kill List” is a complicated story that blurs the line between right and wrong. Just like the author, Declan is a former elite military operative that had been involved in a controversial shooting and been sacked from his job as a police officer. He is now struggling to provide for his wife and children though he never loses hope. Meanwhile, an FBI agent named Nick Lawrence has to take care of his demented and aging mother and he feels like quitting though he had promised his father before he died that he would take care of her no matter what. On the other end of the spectrum, is Khaled, a man code named “The Translator” that had helped the American military and Iraq his country of both against their shared enemies. Khaled is an American educated man and had been well respected by his American friends until his daughter Sonia was killed in a bombing of their enemies. While she was collateral damage, he had never forgiven the US. In the meantime, Lawrence and Isabella Izzy Martinez his FBI partner are charged with tracking down the criminals that robbed a bank in Connecticut. But then there is an explosion in a bus that kills tens of people. Nick nearly dies only to be saved by Declan. But the mystery of the robbers has not yet been revealed even as several more horrific and violent crimes occur. It is a compelling thriller that tells a story of how to catch or track down a criminal/terrorist organization.

In “Burning Truth,” FBI agent Nick Lawrence of the Sex Crimes Unit decides to finally take care of his personal life by taking a vacation. Alongside his wife Anaya, they are going to see Mouse, a child that had a rough childhood until a family decided to adopt her. Nick and Anaya are visiting the girl for the first time but their journey is disrupted by news that Izzy his former partner had been involved in an accident and is now in critical condition. Anaya knew how close the two had been and encourages Nick to go see her while she went to see Mouse. He arrives to find Declan his friend in the waiting room and while they wait, he ponders how things could change so fast. Izzy had saved them from danger so many times and they cannot believe that they are on the verge of losing her. And then Nick is called away on an urgent mission to track down a serial killer nicknamed “The Ferryman” that has been killing the homeless in Austin. But the serial killer now targets Nick as he leaves him notes at the crime scenes as he seems to have developed an obsession with him. Will his obsession impact his relationship with Anaya and what will he do if he starts targeting his significant other too?

Brian Shea’s “Murder 8” is a crime thriller that illustrates compelling themes particularly to do with drugs and drug law enforcement. “Murder 8” is a lethal concoction of fentanyl and heroin that is responsible for the recent rise in overdose deaths. Even the rich and powerful have not been spared as the daughter of a senator who has been at the forefront of the drug war has overdosed and died on the drug. Using a third-person perspective, Shea tells a compelling narrative that opens with the death of a high-profile person that triggers a major investigation. The investigation ropes in the elite law enforcement groups in the city that includes the Boston Narcotics squad, the Valhalla group and Nick Lawrence of the FBI. Their charge is to unearth the supplier of the drugs and their distribution network. But the egos in the room are too big which makes sharing of information difficult. Brian writes an addictive and entertaining story that drives the adrenaline right from the start and never lets go with brilliant dialogue and vivid descriptions of the characters and settings.

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5 Responses to “Brian Shea”

  1. Pete Murray: 1 year ago

    Sign of the Maker great reading (retired NYPD) I remember being a member of the Emerald Society the vote we had to collect and donate to ( well it was not blatantly called the IRA then Sinn Fein maybe)
    I was late getting to the Emerald meeting, walking from the command to the bar was like six city blocks Well the street we had our monthly meetings in 14 th Street 9th Ave was closed off there were ESU and FDNY Apparently two factions disagreed so bad there was a full blown Donnybrook broke out
    Mind you there were normally 12-15 members present at a normal meeting night this night there were hundreds of Irish bred PD present.
    I also recall stopping at a McCanns ( a chain bar throughout NY) where as you mention a tip jar was passed around.

  2. William Hatly: 2 years ago

    I just finished the latest Rick Kelly book(Boston Crime Series) it was truly outstanding. When is the follow on book coming out. CAN’T Waite. A great series as is the Rachel Hatch series. Thank you for the good reads.

  3. Kelly O’Brien: 3 years ago

    I am HOOKED on Brian’s novels! I just completed the first two Nick Lawrence novels via Audible. Definitely my favorite author, replacing Patterson and Baldacci (but I still love those 2 authors!!). What makes Brian’s writings extra appealing is the location of some of the stories (e.g – Hartford). I was born and raised in MA and currently reside in CT. The way Brian writes is amazing and you feel like you intimately know the players and can feel the emotion throughout. Can’t wait to get started on the next novel!

  4. Jan: 3 years ago

    Both my husband n I have read all of Brian Shea’s Mike Kelly n Nick Lawrence books. Our next objective is to add the Rachel Hatch books to our book collection.
    Brian writes so you drift into the story and feel the emotions the characters feel.
    Brian is our new favorite mystery writer replacing Robert Tanenbaom

  5. Homer Floyd Willis III: 3 years ago

    Just finished Sigh of the Maker. Great read well crafted. Plan on read all of your books.


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