By John Connolly
In his fourth mystery, foreign bestselling writer John Connolly once more takes readers into the darkish global of personal detective Charlie Parker, whose lethal struggle opposed to evil starts off whilst the daughter of a South Carolina millionaire is raped and murdered.
In South Carolina, a tender black guy faces the dying penalty for the rape and homicide of Marianne Larousse, daughter of 1 of the wealthiest males within the kingdom. it is a case that no-one desires to contact, a case with its roots in previous evil, and previous evil is deepest detective Charlie Parker's speciality.
But Parker is ready to go into a residing nightmare, a purple dreamscape haunted by way of the murderous spectre of a hooded lady, through a black motor vehicle looking forward to a passenger that by no means comes, and via the complicity of either buddies and enemies within the occasions surrounding Marianne Larousse's demise. this isn't an research. it is a descent into the abyss, a disagreement with darkish forces that threaten all that Parker holds pricey: his lover, his unborn baby, even his soul...
For in a jail mobilephone a ways to the north, an previous adversary is ready to take his revenge on Charlie Parker, its tools the very males that Parker is looking, and a wierd, hunched creature that retains its personal secrets and techniques buried via a riverbank: the undiscovered killer Cyrus Nairn.
quickly, all of those figures will face a last reckoning in southern swamps and northerly forests, in far away destinations associated by means of a unmarried thread, a spot the place the trails of the dwelling and the lifeless converge.
a spot identified basically because the White highway.