The most critically acclaimed thriller of the year, 'Tropic Of Night' is a debut that launches an astonishing talent.
'Tropic Of Night' pits 32-year-old anthropologist Jane Doe against her murderous ex-husband, Malcolm DeWitt, a shaman so skilled in the art of witchcraft that he quickly becomes Miami's most feared serial killer.
After spending years researching shamanism and santaria, Jane is on the run; she faked her own suicide and is hiding in Miami under an assumed identity. Meanwhile, a Cuban-American police detective named Jimmy Paz is investigating a series of ritualistic murders. Though there are witnesses, they are able to recall almost nothing, as though their memory of that moment has been erased - as if a spell has been cast on each of them. The only thing they do remember is that the man closely resembled Miami police detective Jimmy Paz . . .
When Jane hears about the first of these murders, she realises instantly that the black magic she'd witnessed in her previous life has returned to haunt her; and that, one way or another, fate has always had this moment in store for her.
Ultimately the lives of Jane Doe and Jimmy Paz intersect in a cataclysmic battle between good and a kind of evil unimaginable to the Western mind.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 05 / 2004
- 111 x 178mm