Sean Burke was born in Athlone, Co. Westmeath in Ireland. His forty year marriage to his wife Mary has resulted in four children and five grandchildren. Educated in the Marist Brothers College in Athlone, over the years he has worked in the aviation, pharmaceutical, engineering, and service industries. A sportsman all his life, he represented his country at all levels in his favoured sport of basketball.
A voracious reader, his preferred authors cover most fiction genres.
Over the years, he published short stories and poetry in magazines and newspapers and has only lately ventured into writing novels. Already with four books to his credit, each feature his hero, Detective Sergeant Scobie Tierney of the Irish police. Sean still lives in Athlone.
The commissioner needs someone to go undercover to investigate. Someone to play the part of a hard drinking disgruntled guard who has no interest in doing anything but enjoying the easy life on the island.
Someone who can work behind this façade to get to the truth.
Someone like Detective-Sergeant Scobie Tierney …
When the youngest daughter of the Vice-President of the United States comes to Ireland for a summer course at the Kilkenny College of Art and Design, her visit interests a lot of people.
But the girl is staying in Kilbracken, and this is Scobie Tierney’s neck of the woods. Nobody is better at putting the lid back on than the hard drinking, rule bending detective sergeant.
A drug courier is arrested; the drugs seized. His gang have to find a way to repay their Dublin dealer for the lost drugs. They decide to seize a Hollywood star currently in Ireland making a movie, and demand a ransom for her return from her Studio – itself a front for a Mafia boss in Las Vegas...
A Dublin police superintendent arrives to take charge but Kilbracken is Scobie Tierney’s territory!
MURDER and INJUSTICE…
Petra Kailno, a young Latvian immigrant works two jobs in Ireland to assist her family back home.
When she develops strong feelings for the husband of an invalid woman, she must keep them to herself. But when the woman is found dead in the nursing home where Petra is a cleaner, her mundane life spirals into a terrifying orbit which threatens her very existence!
It was their heritage. It was the SCHIAPELLO CROSS!
A maelstrom of international murder and intrigue, something quite new to Detective Sergeant Scobie Tierney of the Irish police. But when it comes knocking on his door, there’s no better man to take it on!
This was the chance they had gambled on…
The bomb was hidden two years earlier - now the hotel will host a Middle East peace conference.
Ten year-olds, Hussein Shaffeed and Abi Swenson connect by telephone and an unlikely friendship forms.
He relates to her his parents late night conversations and secretive behaviour. Soon both are certain evil is being planned…
But who will believe two children?