Get back to where it all started in this race-against-the-clock short story, as a young PC Mark Heckenburg tackles the first in a long line of very bad criminals…
Including an extract of the new Heck novel, HUNTED. Publishing May 2015.
It’s 1997 and PC Mark ‘Heck’ Heckenburg is patrolling the rain-lashed streets of Manchester. In the quiet hours of the early morning, nothing stirs.
Until the crackle of Heck’s police radio signals that all isn’t well out there in the darkness…
‘The Spider’ – a housebreaker notorious for his violent, vicious assaults – has come out to play. And it looks like Heck’s about to become his prey…
“Edge-of-the-seat reading…Heck is formidable – a British Alex Cross.” THE SUN
“Wonderfully dark and peppered with grim humour. Finch is a born storyteller and writes with the authentic voice of the ex-copper he is.” PETER JAMES
"An ingenious and original plot. Compulsive reading.” RACHEL ABBOTT
“A deliciously twisted and fiendish set of murders and a great pairing of detectives.” STAV SHEREZ
“Avon’s big star…part edge-of-the-seat, part hide-behind-the-sofa! An excellent series.” THE BOOKSELLER
“An explosive thriller that will leave you completely hooked on Heck.” WE LOVE THIS BOOK
About the author
Paul Finch is a former cop and journalist, now turned full-time writer. He cut his literary teeth penning episodes of the British crime drama, The Bill. He is also well known for his work in the thriller and horror fields and is a two-times winner of the British Fantasy Award, and a one-time winner of the International Horror Guild Award.
Paul lives in Lancashire, with his wife Catherine and his children, Eleanor and Harry. His website can be found at: www.paulfinch-writer.blogspot.com