Key Murphy has been a prodigy all his life; chess, music, math, even football.
But his skills come, and they go.
One skill has remained; his ability to think out of the box and become the proverbial chess master, thinking five moves ahead.
At age thirty – a new skill has forcefully emerged.
One that will put him at great personal risk and pit him against dangerous enemies…
A pleasantly twisty and engaging adventure in which buried memories hold the key to present-day dangers.
"O’Connor takes these familiar Dan Brown–style thriller elements—hidden societies, secret histories, shocking revelations buried in historical events (plus a certain cosmopolitan flavor; the narrative bounces from Philadelphia to Jamaica to Ireland and elsewhere)—and combines them to craft a thriller that will be pleasing to any fan of The Da Vinci Code (2003)."
"The Key to Kells by Kevin O’Connor was an action-packed read for me. Some shocking twists and turns waited for me and I loved every second of it. The action sequences were delightfully detailed as well, and the fighting and the treasure hunting were fun to read."
A fun and engaging page-turner
"Kevin O'Connor proves mystery-thrillers don't have to leave you feeling depressed, and heroes of the genre don't have to be moody loners. The Key to Kells leads the reader to uncover dark mysteries but is also a surprisingly upbeat adventure. It reminds us that the families we're born with and the families we choose have a special power to give us hope and to give us a reason to fight for a better future."