Saint Tommy, NYPD Book 7

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Detective Thomas Nolan has finally returned home. In typical police fashion, he is welcomed home with a murder case and gunfire.

After one arrest goes spectacularly wrong, Tommy is assigned another case and another dead body.

But everything goes wrong from the start of the case. The deceased is a member of a nearby military base, and no one wants to answer his questions. A local bodega gives him mind-splitting headaches. Worst of all, someone is after his children.

To make matters worse — Tommy no longer has his charisms.

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Declan Finn

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  1. Gail Finke (verified owner)

    He pulled it off! If you’ve wondered how Tommy could go back to work in any interesting way after the gonzo extravaganza of the end of the last one, wonder no more. He’s back home (after, among other things, some specialized training from some very specialized members of the Swiss Guard), he’s doing semi-normal police work– at least for the time being, and his family has settled in to their semi-normal home schooling (also after some specialized training from some very specialized members of the Swiss Guard). But of course, all that is about to change. New villains, new threats, new weapons, and suddenly… no charisms! What’s going on? Can our hero manage without levitating, bilocating, or the rest of his “powers”? And what can he do about Child Protective Services deciding his home is a dangerous and child-endangering center of Wrong Think?

    It’s a satisfying start to a third trilogy. The characters are engaging, the action scenes near-constant without being mind-numbing, the puzzle is interesting, and… if you are surprised that the suspected bad guy’s name is “Bergolio,” you haven’t been paying much attention to rest of the series. No, this character is not a veiled swipe at the current pope, it’s an open swipe at the current pope. But he’s no stand-in for His Holiness, he’s more of a catch-all character for a lot that’s wrong with our current hierarchy. And when has there NOT been a lot wrong with the hierarchy? That the human condition. Saints are remarkable, not typical. In a series where a police officer is a saint, the pope is ideal, abortionists literally worship Moloch, there is such a thing as a “combat exorcist,” and so on, a Jesuit Superior named Bergolio just MIGHT be a combination of a whole lot of people and ideas, some of which you just MIGHT be surprised to find all in one place. Any more and it would be giving too much away.

    Anyway, five stars.

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  2. Adena Lee (verified owner)

    Mr. Finn has done it again. He has combined real Catholicism with a thriller worthy of Tom Clancy. Detective Tommy Nolan and his family are finally back in New York City after months in the NYPD’s foreign office. Now if only Satan and his wicked spirits would just let Detective Nolan just be a police officer, but no…. Child Protection Services has never been so scary, and the new partner? I wonder what deal that new partner made with Detective Nolan’s patrons. Hooo boy…… Mr. Finn grabbed my attention from the first page and kept it. The characters just keep getting stronger and the hints of crossovers from his other New York series are intriguing. I have to wonder if he and they will be teaming up in the future.

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  3. Kevin Menard (verified owner)

    The St. Tommy continues and it’s a positive sign that Finn can write six books without it turning into a tired repeat of previous. Despite the preternatural powers of his adopted kid and the supernatural gifts/weapons Tommy has, Finn still finds ways to make the man’s life suck without making it sound like a bad D&D game. Introducing a Child Protective Services person, of the worse type, making accusations of white slavery and abuse, he puts the hero into a very special kind of hell.

    Lots of good scenes and characters, with a lot of action. I don’t think this is his best book, but its a good solid read that’s fun. Definitely worth it.

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  4. Eric Postma (verified owner)

    Over the course of the last six books, Detective Thomas Nolan, NYPD has taken down demon possessed serial killers, death cults, vampires, succubae, jihadists, and saved the world multiple times, most recently from events literally out of Revelation. To help him, the detective has always had access to his many charisms. He’s been graced with the ability to levitate, heal, bi-locate, smell evil and more. What if he couldn’t access them though? What if, for whatever reason, Saint Tommy was no longer able to access his saintly abilities?
    That’s the situation the titular hero finds himself in in Coven, the seventh book in the St. Tommy series from Declan Finn. Things get moving quickly as Tommy finds himself taking automatic fire during a murder investigation and fighting the unusually strong and resilient gunman, who actually killed the killer they were looking for. The next day, he is shot at on his way home from Mass. He doesn’t get to dwell on it long though as an agent from Child Protective Services arrives to interview the kids, concerned apparently at the Nolan’s adoption of Lena, a teenage girl Tommy rescued from a sex trafficking ring during his time in Europe. Again, there is little time to process the visit as Nolan and his partner Alex Packard are called to investigate a body found in the woods. When the body turns out to be associated with Tommy’s friend D, a businessman operating on the edge of the law, the main story kicks into gear. Over the course of the investigation, Nolan and Packard uncover a military unit staffed almost entirely with modern pagans, the leaders of whom are involved in a plot to assassinate the Pope.
    To stop it, Tommy has to fight his way through witches, werewolves, gangs, vampires, and a CPS contractor bent on taking away his children. All without his charisms that have been so helpful in the past. Fortunately for him, he still has his mystical golem armor (acquired while fighting a demon in Europe) and his Soul Ring, an ancient artifact that derives its power either from virtue or vice. He also has his many friends to call on for aid, including of course D, Detective Packard, his new acquaintance Brian Levine (the owner of a private military contractor), and Father Freeman and Father Pearson, as well as a couple of virtuous pagans that aren’t happy with everything going on at the base.
    In the end, Nolan is able to stop the plot but the primary instigator of the assassination plot, the head of the Jesuit order, remains free, with access to the fortune of George Matchett, the enemy behind most of the events of the last six books.
    If you are new to the works of Declan Finn, I highly recommend that you go back to the beginning and read all six of the previous books. I promise, it’s well worth the effort. If you have been following the adventures of St. Tommy for a while, you’ll come away eager for the next one. As always I recommend this for later teens and up given the violence and the heavy themes touched upon throughout the book.

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