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Publisher Description

The Number One bestseller, now out in paperback.

Jerome Burnel was once a hero. He intervened to prevent multiple killings and in doing so damned himself. His life was torn apart. He was imprisoned, brutalized.

But in his final days, with the hunters circling, he tells his story to private detective Charlie Parker. He speaks of the girl who was marked for death but was saved, of the ones who tormented him, and an entity that hides in a ruined stockade.

Parker is not like other men. He died, and was reborn. He is ready to wage war.

Now he will descend upon a strange, isolated community called the Cut, and face down a force of men who rule by terror, intimidation, and murder.

All in the name of the being they serve.

All in the name of the Dead King.

'One of the writer's finest achievements . . . new readers - start here' Independent
'A consistently excellent series . . .a dizzying ride to hell and back' Sunday Herald
'Magical, horrific, poetic, gothic. Unique and rewarding' Maxim Jakubowski

Crime & Thrillers
April 7
Hodder & Stoughton

Customer Reviews

Jonboywest ,

John Connolly - A Time of Torment

Awesome and doesn't disappoint.

Newtydreads ,

Convoluted and brilliant

Different but excellent as always. I probably look forward to each episode of Parker's exploits more than any other literary character. The moral ambiguity, the array of the vulnerable, varied amoral villains and charlatans, the tightrope walk of the righteous - it's all in there and beautifully described. Despite the presence of the deepest darkness, the essential optimism of goodness shines like a beacon for the pure of heart. Just read it.

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