The Damien Kaine Thriller Series: Books 1-3

Dark Force Press
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Dark edgy stories, not for the faint of heart. No cozy mysteries here. If you like gritty realism, read the Damien Kaine series.

If you are a CSI, Criminal Minds, or Motive fan, then this series is for you.


Damien wants out. He wants out of his job, out of his condo, and out of Chicago.

But the dead won’t let him go, just yet.

He and his partner, Detective Joe Hagan, from the Vicious Crimes Unit, are sent to investigate a murder in the rural farming communities of Illinois. With few clues and forensic evidence left at the scene, Damien has little to work with.

After a second girl is found, an FBI profiler is assigned to the case.

Not only must Damien deal with the mounting pressures that a serial killer may be living in their backyard; he must also deal with the FBI looking over his shoulder, questioning his every move.

Tensions rise reaching their breaking point, as Damien and his team uncover information that will rip this tight-knit community’s vision of small-town America to shreds.

And begs the question, do you really know your neighbors?


Blood coats the steps at St. Florentine Cathedral in Chicago, Illinois.

Lt. Damien Kaine stands over the mutilated body of Father Shri Mandahari. A note left by the killer indicates the Catholic Church is keeping secrets.

Someone wants those secrets exposed and the Church will do whatever it can to keep that from happening.

Even if it means, they are protecting a killer.

As the investigation unfolds, Damien finds himself and those closest to him in danger, and he will protect those he loves at all costs.

It's that desperation that puts him and his partner Detective Joe Hagan in a situation with deadly consequences.

All this leads to one question, can God really protect his flock?


The holidays have come and gone. The new year in Chicago brings the race for Governor to the forefront and an old killer back to town.

When a prominent political figure is murdered, Lieutenant Damien Kaine realizes the lengths some will go to in order to get what they want.

Damien's high-profile family and ties to the future Governor, only complicate a case that is fast becoming a struggle against one of Chicago’s oldest and most powerful families.

As the bodies begin to pile up, evidence shows a connection to a case he and his partner Detective Joe Hagan had five years ago at the 17th precinct.

The FBI and Division Central are rushing Damien to close the case.

Not sure whom they can trust, Damien and Joe must close ranks and rely on each other.

As they get closer to the real meaning of the gruesome string of murders, not only does Damien and Joe have a target on their backs, but so do those they care about.

And a killer who will stop at nothing to remove Damien from the case, permanently.

*This series has adult themes, adult language, and has graphic descriptions of crimes and crime scenes. It is intended for over 18.*

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About the author

Victoria M. Patton is forced to share her home with a husband, two teenagers, two dogs, and two cats. If she isn’t plotting her escape, she uses her Search and Rescue/Law Enforcement skills from the Coast Guard and her BS in Forensic Chemistry to figure out the best way to hide all the bodies and write amazing stories about the murders. If she has any free time, she drinks copious amounts of whiskey and binge watches Netflix. Check out her blog Whiskey and Writing where she tries to help new authors navigate the indie publishing world. Contact her at She is on most social media outlets, type in her name, you’ll find her
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Dark Force Press
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Published on
Dec 23, 2017
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Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Police Procedural
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Traditional
Fiction / Thrillers / Crime
Fiction / Thrillers / Political
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
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