A crime reporter is in San Francisco investigating multiple leads in the hope of a Pulitzer-winning story - unsolved serial killings, hate crimes against gays, dodgy goings-on at an evangelist church. Death threats from 'the Flamekeeper' are all in a day's work, but the the day of reckoning draws nearer.
Peter Clancy is in the US to see Stella Reimers receive a Pulitzer for the story he uncovered. As the newly-appointed news editor at her hometown newspaper, the San Francisco Daily, Stella convinces Peter to become its chief crime reporter. But Peter is tired of crime reporting, and wants to do more serious investigative journalism—hoping to earn a Pulitzer in his own name.
Using crime reporting to open doors, Peter is soon using his new informants and SFPD contacts to investigate multiple leads that might result in that big story—will it be the unsolved serial killings, the hate crimes against San Fran’s gay population, or the dodgy goings-on at a new evangelist church?
As his boss, Stella wants Peter to leave some stories in the past—including her own past. When the death threats start coming in from ‘the Flamekeeper’, Peter is more determined than ever to join the dots. There will indeed be a day of reckoning, but not the one the Flamekeeper has planned—not if Peter Clancy has anything to do with it.
“I think Lawless is on his way to being a crime writer to watch…” The Blurb
“Peter Clancy is an amalgam of characters from crime fiction and film noir—a world-weary type” Sydney Telegraph
Flamekeeper is the fifth book in the Peter Clancy series.
"Typical of TW Lawless, it’s a no-holds-barred, well-crafted thriller, full of riveting characters and sassy dialogue. He weaves his own brand of irreverent humor through the book, making it a rollicking ride."
"If you’re new to the Peter Clancy series, then FLAMEKEEPER will work as an entry point, although you will find yourself wanting to go back to the start, with a quick reminder that this is a new setting for this series. It’s always been one of those series that feels like it deserves a wider following, and interest though. I’ve always had a bit of a soft spot for Peter Clancy."
"This was a really great read. A really thrilling and entertaining read. An all around excellent read. Recommend reading."