A blisteringly high-concept serial killer thriller combined with delicious religious conspiracy theory from a hot new British talent.
A pimp is found dead in a rough New York neighbourhood. A far-right extremist is murdered at his remote log cabin outside Seattle. A seventeen-year-old computer hacker is strangled at his desk in Moombai. One thing unites these victims. All had, at some point in their largely wasted and grubby lives, performed an act of exceptional goodness. Someone is murdering good people. Why? For rookie journalist Will Monroe, in his first week on the crime beat for the New York Times, the story is a gift, the launch pad for a glittering career. But then his wife Rachel is kidnapped, and the riddle becomes personal... When he starts receiving cryptic messages from the kidnappers, who warn him not to involve the police, Will decides the only man he can trust to help is his father, Judge William Monroe Sr, a devout Christian. Judge Monroe quickly realizes that the kidnappers are making references to specific verses of the bible. As father and son piece together the clues, it becomes apparent that the kidnappers are motivated by a far higher calling than simple greed...
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 09 / 2006
- 153 x 234mm