Book Review


Strike Back

Tom Croke

For crime fiction thriller readers, a new novel, STRIKE BACK by retired D/Sergeant Tom Croke will have you on the edge of your seat.

Award winning writer, Niamh Boyce, described it as a visceral page-turner. Andrea Carter, author of the Inishowen Mysteries, said Strike Back’ is a fast-paced, action packed thriller with a strong and sympathetic female lead in Detective Kate Bowen.

Strike Back is the third book in the Detective Kate Bowen mystery thriller series. A prelude novella, The Trinity Enigma, is available as an eBook on most digital platforms and is permanently FREE.

The other books in the series, The Devil’s Luck and The Prize Prince are available in paperback and can be ordered online.

Strike Back picks up the story of Detective Superintendent Kate Bowen, the head of a fictional surveillance unit tasked with taking on cases with an international element – Ireland’s Secret Service in everything but name.

This time, Kate investigates whether ISIS has inserted an active cell into Dublin city, while trying to figure out who is attempting to assassinate her.

Where can I get it? Strike Back, ISBN 9780995597662 can be ordered on Amazon, Book Depository or other online booksellers. Check out reviews on

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