Author Don Helin


DEVIL'S DENDevil's Den
The first Zack Kelly thriller

Colonel Zack Kelly escorts his friend, Blake Lannigan, to Gettysburg. Blake runs onto the battlefield at Devil’s Den to look for ghosts and disappears. Zack, who suffers from post traumatic stress disorder from his three tours in Afghanistan, has no memory of what happened to Blake although he does recall the sound of hoofbeats. He becomes the FBI’s number one suspect.

Zack’s search for Blake takes him to Washington D.C. where an Irish Mafia assassin attempts to kill him; to Galway, Ireland to determine why there is a contract on his life; then back to Washington to unravel a mysterious Irish connection.

In Zack’s corner are Irish medium Shelia O’Donnell, and his partner on the President’s National Security Advisor’s Task Force, Lieutenant Colonel Rene Garcia.

Headline Books, paperback, October 2012, ISBN: 978-0-938467-55-7

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“DEVIL’S DEN is a fast-paced, globe-trotting action thriller that hits the target with every shot.”
–Jonathan Mayberry, New York Times best-selling author of ASSASSIN’S CODE and DEAD OF THE NIGHT.

“Don Helin’s DEVIL’S DEN redefines the modern crime-thriller by bringing The Troubles stateside in the form of the Irish mob. This riveting thriller blends a mysterious and complex plot with a splendid hero to form a tumultuous tale of vengeance and deceit. Not since Tom Clancy’s classic PATRIOT GAMES has a writer so expertly used the backdrop of Ireland to fashion a book that opens with a bang and builds from there. DEVIL’S DEN reads like Fredrick Forsythe or Daniel Silva at their best, making Helin a worthy successor to the standard such masters have set.”
–Jon Land, best-selling author of STRONG AT THE BREAK and BETRAYAL.

“DEVIL’S DEN shouts ‘Read me’ from the very first page. Don’t miss Don Helin’s bold fusion of gripping characters, heart-pumping story, all America setting, and a psychic so cool you’ll wish she was reading your tea leaves.”
–Shane Gericke, national bestselling author of TORN APART.