Daniel O'Shea (luctari on QT) has signed with agent Stacia Decker of Dunow, Carlson & Lerner Literary Agency.
Unto Caesar is a 98K mystery/thriller that will appeal both to readers of John Sandford’s Prey series and Michael Connelly’s Hieronymus Bosch books, as well as to those who prefer the conspiracy angles and tactical machinations of the Stephen Hunter’s Swagger novels.
For 20 years, Ishmael Leviticus Fisher killed for his country. Now he kills for his God. But his bullets have torn through more than his victims -- they’ve shredded a decades-old web of corpses and cover-ups starting with Chicago’s Red Squad and the Fred Hampton murder in 1971 and ending in the Oval Office. While Colonel Tecumseh Weaver and his ruthless black-ops team scramble to stuff Fisher in a body bag before he can expose his former masters’ secrets, Chicago Detective Jack Lynch wonders why leads in the killings of Catholics leaving confession point to politics as much as to religion, and why he’s closer to solving his father’s 30-year-old murder than he is to catching the sniper stalking Chicago’s churches. Lynch teams up with his lover, Chicago Tribune reporter Liz Johnson, and a rogue intelligence agent who can no longer stomach hiding the innocent dead behind his country’s flag to see if he can make the powerful pay for their sins before he pays the ultimate price for his own.
I have been a professional writer for more than 25 years. I'm new to the fiction market, but as a commercial freelancer, I've been paid more than $2 million by companies like American Express, Arthur Andersen and Sears, as well as a number of political candidates, to write everything from books to speeches to ads to web copy to collateral. I understand the editorial give-and-take necessary to produce a marketable product.
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