Declan Finn’s St. Tommy, N.Y.P.D. series has one of the best portraits of a genuinely holy man I have seen in fiction. In my review of Hell Spawn I said:
This book made me want to go to confession. Tommy Nolan lives in a world where demons roam free, and you don’t want to give them an invitation, or leverage. Lived, sacramental reality is an important part of who Tommy is, and it figures heavily in the book.
That sacramental life is what makes it possible for Tommy to be so widely admired. He truly loves everyone, and his characterization is inspiring, in the sense that reading this book makes me want to be a better man. I am glad to see this kind of a thing, and I’m interested to see where the series goes.
Right now, the first four books in the series are $0.99 USD on Amazon. If you’re into this kind of thing, that is a great deal.