By John Connolly
In his fourth mystery, overseas bestselling writer John Connolly once more takes readers into the darkish international of non-public 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 demise penalty for the rape and homicide of Marianne Larousse, daughter of 1 of the wealthiest males within the nation. it is a case that no-one desires to contact, a case with its roots in outdated evil, and previous evil is deepest detective Charlie Parker's speciality.
But Parker is set to go into a residing nightmare, a purple dreamscape haunted through the murderous spectre of a hooded girl, by way of a black vehicle looking ahead to a passenger that by no means comes, and by way of the complicity of either pals and enemies within the occasions surrounding Marianne Larousse's demise. this isn't an research. this can be a descent into the abyss, a war of words with darkish forces that threaten all that Parker holds pricey: his lover, his unborn baby, even his soul...
For in a jail telephone some distance to the north, an outdated adversary is set to take his revenge on Charlie Parker, its tools the very males that Parker is looking, and an odd, hunched creature that retains its personal secrets and techniques buried through 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-off destinations associated via a unmarried thread, a spot the place the trails of the dwelling and the useless converge.
a spot recognized basically because the White highway.