Helter Skelter Helter Skelter

Helter Skelter

Part 2 of the Triskell Story

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Recovering from a mental collapse and fearing for her sanity, Tara Ruane discovers a coded seventeenth-century poem in Ireland. The poem sets Tara on a chase across Europe for an ancient Celtic device, the Triskell, which can read the future and was broken up and dispersed in 1650 by those committed to its protection. When a friend is brutally murdered Tara realises that she is not the only one after the artefact and that she may be next on the killer’s list. Malachy, an expert in Celtic studies, helps Tara untangle the puzzle as does Andre, an academic. Shortly afterwards, unknown to Tara, the killer murders Andre and locates the English part of the Triskell at Arundel, in Sussex. Tara, accompanied by Robert Grainger, an archaeological security consultant who is personally interested in her, travels to Spain in search of the missing Spanish part of the device. After days of fruitless searching in Santiago de Compostela, she makes contact with Leandro, a Spaniard who brings her his part of the Triskell that he has inherited. A hidden power for good assists him evade the killers who have tracked Tara and Robert to Spain. Fearing for their lives, and with the body count rising, Tara and Robert head for France by car. Crossing the Pyrenees they embark on a northward journey of self-discovery that brings them face to face with the core of their own characters and the nature of good and evil. Arriving at the medieval abbey of Mont Saint-Michel they find that their pursuers are lying in wait. With the odds stacked against them, Tara and Robert venture into the narrow, crowded streets of the extraordinary fortress where a life-and-death pursuit unfolds on the ramparts of the great citadel. Helter Skelter is the second instalment of the 3-part Triskell Story, a mystery action thriller with a supernatural twist, in which stories of the historical journeys of the Triskell, and the people who safeguarded it over time, are intercut with the modern-day story.

Crime & Thrillers
14 October
Des Sheridan

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