Patrick J O'Brian

Biography

Patrick O’Brian lives in northeastern Indiana, working full-time as a firefighter. He enjoys photography, theme parks, and travel. Born in upstate New York, Patrick returns to his home area once a year to visit family and conduct research for his future manuscripts.

His other fiction books are:
The Fallen
Reaper: Book One of the West Baden Murders Trilogy
The Brotherhood
Retribution: Book Two of the West Baden Murders Trilogy
Stolen Time
Sins of the Father: Book Three of the West Baden Murders Trilogy
Six Days
Dysfunction
The Sleeping Phoenix
Snowbound: Book Four of the West Baden Murders Series
Sawmill Road
Ghosts of West Baden: Book Five of the West Baden Murders Series

Non-fiction:
Risen from the Ashes: The History of the West Baden Springs Hotel
Pluto in the Valley: The History of the French Lick Springs Hotel

Where to find Patrick J O'Brian online


Where to buy in print


Books

Home and Back Again - The Undead Chronicles
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 144,290. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
When the dead begin roaming the Earth, Dan Metzger heads to upstate New York to learn the fate of his parents. Encountering hazards from the undead and living alike, he travels alone until he is rescued by a small group.
Hallowed Grounds
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 107,720. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
During his last day as a detective on the sheriff's department, Jeff Lancaster works the gruesome homicide of a town elder in Southern Indiana.
Stolen Time
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 116,340. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
A serial killer is targeting cops in a Chicago suburb, and Detective Joe Garrett is determined to discover his identity before another one of his fellow police officers is murdered. A hardened investigator, Garrett follows a string of murders spanning four decades, once every five years to the date.
The Brotherhood
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 105,060. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
After the untimely death of his father, Mike Sheridan learns to live again. A city firefighter working near Chicago, Sheridan enters a particularly perilous summer where everything is not as it seems.
The Sleeping Phoenix
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 101,620. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
Sergeant Tim Packard learns a terrorist cell may have employees working inside a theme park, meaning he cannot trust anyone except his own men. A mysterious FBI agent tracks Branson to the park, adding yet another complication to Packard's investigation. Unable to escape watchful eyes, Packard must trust his officers to help him discover the truth before thousands of innocent people die.
Six Days
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 111,950. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Unsure of whom to trust, Packard ultimately withdraws himself from a group of emergency personnel formed to stop the terrorists, much to the dismay of his superiors. Deciding to place complete trust in his own group, and his knack for getting jobs done, he risks everything to save his city. Should he fail, thousands could die, and if he succeeds, it may be at the cost of his own career.
The Fallen
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 89,430. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2016 by Fideli Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Gas is poured. A match is lit. Another church crumbles to the ground in a heap of ashes and embers. Investigators are closing in on the arsonist when a tragic event threatens to destroy their investigation and shake their city to its foundation.
Ghosts of West Baden — Book Five in the West Baden Murders series
Series: The West Baden Murders, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 94,810. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Horror » Occult
Following a disastrous attempt to sell the West Baden Springs Hotel, Paul Clouse and his family move into the historic building and soon themselves in danger. The body count rises, leaving him to either flee or confront an evil power fueled by a cursed object and a coven bent on resurrecting Martin Smith. Clouse realizes he must stop the Coven to save his family, even if it costs him his life.
The Doomsday Clock, Book Six in the West Baden Murders Series
Series: The West Baden Murders, Book 6. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 158,780. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Hoping for a return to normal life, Paul Clouse hatches a plan to forever hide the cursed objects he possesses. When his plan backfires, and two of his closest allies are killed, he must regroup and discover the identity of the person or group threatening all of his friends and family...
Sins of the Father — Book Three of the West Baden Murders Series
Series: The West Baden Murders, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 94,470. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Paul Clouse believes his worries may finally be over. Though the past two years of his life have been horrific, he hopes things are going to change. His first wife was murdered, his son abducted, and his best friend killed by unknown assailants, but each time he manged to survive. A set of diaries left by the hotel's former occupants become his only hope to save himself and those around him.
Retribution - Book Two in the West Baden Murders Trilogy
Series: The West Baden Murders, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 95,730. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
A year has passed since a series of gruesome murders took place at the West Baden Springs Hotel, but the past refuses to rest. Firefighter Paul Clouse continues to work on the hotel as a designer, though things have changed and he struggles daily to forget the friends he's lost. The beautiful landmark is renovated and ready for the grand opening, which is doomed before it even begins.
Snowbound - Book Four of the West Baden Murders Series
Series: The West Baden Murders, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 87,330. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
What began as a simple tour with an overnight stay, soon becomes a fight for survival. Two years after the horrific murders at the historic West Baden Springs Hotel, an investment group seeks to buy the property, not entirely aware of the danger. Trapped in a nearby mansion by a fierce blizzard, members of the group begin disappearing one by one. Everyone is a suspect, but no one can leave...
Reaper - Book One of the West Baden Murders Series
Series: The West Baden Murders, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 90,650. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Halloween ... normally a night of fun and costumed frolicking becomes a real-life murder-filled nightmare for firefighter Paul Clouse. Will he find the killer before his friends and family become the next victims?
Sawmill Road
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 100,030. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
When Terry Levine is called to investigate a triple homicide five hours away from home, he knows the case won't be routine. A veteran investigator with the New York State Police, Levine quickly suspects he may be dealing with a blossoming serial killer. A task force comprised of state troopers, the FBI, and Erie County Sheriff's Department personnel follow what few leads come their way.
Dysfunction
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 114,030. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
New York State Police Trooper Terry Levine must put aside his personal demons when several people are abducted by a serial killer. Fighting to overcome his own problems, Levine digs into the past, unraveling the killer's insane motivation. With each abduction, new clues present themselves, drawing Levine and his task force toward an inevitable confrontation with the killer.
Sin Killer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 89,470. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
A serial killer remains free in Buffalo, New York after a task force comprised of state and local authorities fails to apprehend him and the wrong man is imprisoned. No one is more frustrated than Terry Levine, the state police investigator who headed up the team. He is ordered to leave the case alone, but continues it in a different way.
Red Rain
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 119,280. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
A serial killer chooses victims across the state of New York from all walks of life, prompting state police investigator Terry Levine to head up a task force devoted to finding the man responsible for stabbing or shooting seemingly innocent people. Acting more like a vigilante, the Sin Killer leaves police a clue with each victim, written in the victim’s own blood.

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