When off-duty Charleston police sergeant Ronan McCullough responds to the assault of a college student outside a downtown sports bar, he is brutally attacked and nearly killed by the assailants. As he struggles with the physical and emotional damage and doggedly pursues the perpetrators, his personal and professional relationships are strained to the limit; and what he uncovers in his investigation takes him to the heart of a deadly drug ring threatening the very core of the city.
A REVIEW OF FRAGILE BRILLIANCE
Fragile Brilliance: A Ronan Mccullough Novel, a 2016 Finalist for the Lords of Discipline Thriller Prize, is the third published novel by Eliot Parker. As the author introduces the characters, setting, and events it is evident right away why. This novel begins as the older haggard police sergeant, Ronan McCullough, and his devilishly handsome life partner Ty a young ER nurse are getting ready for their shifts. It then follows as the Charleston police sergeant happens upon an assault that is taking place of a young man and is also brutally attacked and nearly killed by the assailants. The author brings to life the events, and I even found myself wincing in pain as he described the physical and emotional toll of the attack and its aftermath. Because he refuses to sit back and let others pursue the perpetrators, both his personal and professional relationships are tested to their limits. Before it’s over everyone in his life is in danger. This novel has lots of emotion, danger, and heroism throughout. This cop shows what dedication and perseverance are all about. Thanks to flawless editing, along with the excellent writing and use of language by the author this book grabs your attention and doesn’t let go!