tom hogan

Tom Hogan

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The Empty Confessional is a story of righteous vengeance-and its costs. Torn between his attraction to his former teacher and his calling, Gabe finds release for his religious and sexual frustration through violent penance-retribution against the abusers and rapists he discovers through the confessional and the pedophilic priests within his own ranks.

Investigating these assaults is Carla Jessup, a cynical detective with her own issues with the law. The result is a complicated relationship, in which priest and detective are alternately sources, partners and foes.

The Devils Breath


The Empty Confessional uses the thriller format to take the reader behind the scenes of a horrific event, educating them on the workings of the Church while they follow twists and turns. A frighteningly realistic, compelling tale of retribution.

Premier Guide Miami

Hogan writes with the acumen of someone who has been on the inside of an institution capable of turning a blind eye to heinous acts.

The Table Read

Tom Hogan

From archaeological digs in Israel to life in both Protestant and Catholic seminaries to launching tech startups in Silicon Valley, Tom Hogan has led a fascinating life. And he brings that richness of experience to his writing, both fiction and non-fiction.


The Devils Breath

The Devil’s Breath

Left for Alive Hardcover

Left for Alive

Tumor Humor

Tumor Humor

The Ultimate Start-Up Guide Hardcover

The Ultimate Start-Up Guide

Latest Reviews

A smart, character-driven thriller

This story drew me in with its fascinating cast of characters and plot revelations, and kept me turning the pages until the last, unexpected twist. If you like your thrillers gritty but grounded in reality, you’ll love this…


Anne J, The Devil's Breath

I thoroughly enjoyed this book

This book selection came from a recommendation from a friend and I was not disappointed…I was soon caught up in both the plot and the characters. I wouldn’t be surprised to learn it was made into a movie.

Janice H, Left for Alive

An exploration of human interactions

…The author has an acute sense of how people really talk to each other. The dialogue-driven narrative moves inexorably to a surprise “twist” conclusion. Highly recommended.

Richard S, The Devil's Breath

Left For Alive

Two brothers and their ex-con cohorts are investigated at every turn by press and police. Their violent mysteries start to unravel, until a final revelation gives one brother a new life while ending the life of the other.