Nominated by Mystery Writers of American for Edgar Allen Poe Award for Best First Mystery Novel
Three ordinary guys seek to redress a friend's murder—the fourth in their poker night quartet. Soon one thing leads to another culminating in an unforgettable tale of vengeance and its consequences.
"A book you will gulp down," Newgate Callendar, NY Times.
The forgery of a forgery leads the reader into the world of book collecting, publishing, historic type faces and rare samples of paper, where in the end every thing seems counterfeit, even the players.
"Electrifying…spellbinding…beautifully plotted…a terrific climax…don't miss it." New York Times
"Fascinating." The [London] Times
"Ingenious…A twisting shocker of an conclusion…You wouldn't believe so much suspense and tension could be generated." The Washington Post.
NY Times Besteller
Relentless pursuit and vengeance through centuries of reincarnation. "A relentless, terrifying thriller." Dean Koontz
To recover his teenage runaway daughter a father engages in an out-of-body battle with a fanatical mind-control monk .
“A mixture of horror and occultism told with driving force…a story that takes you will it all the way…to places far from normality…add this book to…other occult hits of the last decade.” New York Times.
Brother Timothy and a hawk from hell hasten to find Brendan Davitt, an otherwise ordinary man with an extraordinary purple aura, who can forgive Timothy for the greatest of all sins and bring ultimate destruction to the Inferno—unless the hawk finds him first.
"Mr. Hallahan will keep you up all night." New York Times.
Charlie Brewer Series - Suspense Crime Fiction
Winner of the Mystery Writer's of America Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Mystery Novel of the Year
Charlie Brewer, a defrocked CIA castoff, and Ben Leary, patient and dedicated agent from Immigration and Naturalization, unaware of each other, race to find kidnapped Russian poet who is a pawn for the bigger stakes of a defecting Russian spy.
"Takes off like a Chinook and whisks you through a labyrinth non-stop until the final sentence." Clive Cussler.
“Hallahan at his brisk best…the action is lean and satisfying with a formidably tenacious hero, a charismatic post-glasnost villain, some clever spy puzzles and just the right dash of Le Carré-inspired cynicism.” Kirkus Review
Charlie Brewer confronts a world-wide conspiracy ‘Crackling good thriller. Compelling reading to the last page.” Publishers Weekly
Charlie Brewer, an intelligence agent, doesn't know why he was framed for an illegal arms deal, or why he is suddenly released, or why someone is trying to kill him until he finds himself in the middle of a deadly duel between agents of the US and Iran for key pieces of military hardware with him as the bait in the trap
“Best thriller I’ve read in years.” Washington Post.
A dramatic account of all the rifles provided by US Amy ordnance —and the dismal consequences—from the first musket to the M-16 automatic rifle.
“William Hallahan has captured its drama beautifully …and…prosecutes the U. S. Army Ordinance Corps without mercy, leaving the reader aching to lynch the scoundrels.” John Lehman, former Secretary of the Navy, Wall Street Journal.
#2 of Amazon.com History Editor's Top Ten Picks of 2000
“William H. Hallahan has crafted a fascinating story worthy of the attention of everyone wanting to learn more about the stirring early days of the American Revolution….Very readable…Highly recommended .” James Kirby Martin, Benedict Arnold: Revolutionary Hero.
"...tells the story of the Americans' recovery and triumph with admirable clarity, fashioning his facts into an enjoyable narrative…a fine job…engaging style…excellent choice for fans of popular history." Publishers Weekly