The 24th Letter

THE 24TH LETTER                                       TOM LOWE
Posted: July 13, 2013

The 24th LetterIt happens to every homicide investigator. Even the best of the best. Sean O’Brien never thought it would happen to him. But there was something about the look in the accused man’s face that O’Brien couldn’t quite forget. It was a look that haunted him in the dark hours somewhere between sleep and consciousness. But caseloads mount and time has a way of blurring the lines of desperation in a man’s face until something surfaces. For O’Brien, it happens when he receives a call from a priest.

“Tom Lowe’s second novel, The 24th Letter, is so good it ought to be required reading on every adrenaline-addicted, mystery-thriller reader’s must read list.”
- Tim Davis, Book Loons Review

Father John Callahan hears the confession of a frightened prison inmate, and he learns that a man facing lethal injection in 84 hours is innocent. The lead investigator on the high-profile case was his old his friend Sean O’Brien. And now O'Brien has a chance to right a horrible wrong. But he has less than 84 hours to uncover clues to a crime that sent an innocent man to death row. Appeals have expired and the man will be executed in 84 hours unless O’Brien can find evidence that points to the real killer. The 24th letter in the Greek alphabet—Omega—may provide the key to uncovering the killer’s identity. Evidence may not lie, but evil does, and when the original killer comes out of his lair, O'Brien is in a race to save two lives - the man on death row and his own.


I really liked this second book with the same main character and his friends. The story did seem to move along a little easier than his first book. My only couple of problems with the story are the painter who was taken from the MICHAEL CONNELLY series and towards the end if you are familiar with the Bible you might get some of the clues faster. I still noticed other reviews saying that there were type o's. These seem to be from down loaded versions. I did not have any in the hard copy book. Overall this was a good book and I am glad I read the first book for a start with the characters.

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