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Kevin Flynn is the author of two books: RELENTLESS PURSUIT, a non-fiction work about a horrific murder case that he took to conviction and its impact on two families, and the recently released novel ROCK CREEK, a mystery thriller set in Washington, D.C. in 1952.  Both books were inspired and driven by two things:  his love for the city of his birth, and his work of 35 years, prosecuting violent crimes in the nation's capital.    

RELENTLESS PURSUIT was acclaimed nationwide by multiple publications including the Washington Post and USA Today. Most notably, it was nominated by the Mystery Writers of America for an Edgar Award in the category of True Crime in 2008.


Praise for ROCK CREEK from reviewers and renowned authors:



"Flynn combines the best of noir detective fiction with spartan, affecting prose ... Flynn's writing also drives the story of a young woman with a tortured past and intertwines it with the protagonist's determination to solve the mystery of her death. Overall, it's a riveting whodunit with surprising twists that call to mind the works of Raymond Chandler. An affecting and compelling crime novel."

- Kirkus Reviews


"A simply riveting read from start to finish, ROCK CREEK is an especially recommended read for anyone with an interest in political fiction, historical murder mysteries, and deftly crafted suspense thrillers."

- Midwest Book Review


"ROCK CREEK is more than a great crime thriller. ROCK CREEK is a glimpse of the true Washington, D.C. in the post atom bomb days that created and still propel our current times. Kevin Flynn has done a wonderful service to readers everywhere by creating fiction that reveals truths."

 - James Grady, author of "Six Days of the Condor" and numerous other works


"When disgraced detective Shane Kinnock's investigation of a skull recovered in Rock Creek Park yields more questions than answers, he becomes ensnared in a web of corruption and deceit from which few will be spared. Set in Washington D.C. in the 1950s, and at the cusp of the civil rights movement, ROCK CREEK is both a heart-warming and heartbreaking mystery. A must read."

 - David Swinson, author of "The Second Girl" and numerous other works

"Kevin Flynn's ROCK CREEK is a riveting tale of murder and justice, race and class, power and corruption. Vivid and propulsive, ROCK CREEK transported me back to an era in the nation's capital when Washington, D.C., emerged from wartime as the most important city in the world and yet remained a stubbornly small Southern town. I could hear and see and smell that bygone Washington as I read this book. But it's the characters Flynn brings to life that stay with me, a cast of devilishly complicated and unforgettable figures whose voices I still hear in my head. I couldn't put this book down."

- Andy Kroll, award-winning journalist and author of "A Death on W Street:  The Murder of Seth Rich and the Age of Conspiracy"


Born in D.C., Kevin grew up in the suburb of Annandale, VA but spent part of every weekend in the city, as his grandparents lived in D.C.'s Southeast quadrant.  He graduated from the University of Notre Dame and the University of Virginia School of Law, then worked for five years in private practice before joining the Department of Justice.  As a D.C. prosecutor, Kevin tried almost 30 murder cases, investigated hundreds more, and was instrumental in dismantling multiple criminal street gangs. His work brought him into daily contact with the best and worst aspects of human nature, and those experiences have provided him with the sensibility and perspective that is infused in his fiction and nonfiction writing.     


Kevin lives in Northern Virginia with his wife Patrice, also a career attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice. Their children, Connor and Megan -- a lawyer and a lawyer-to-be, both dedicated to public service -- live in New York City.