DI Cass Jones is still dealing with the fallout of uncovering a major conspiracy within his own police station when a terrorist attack rocks London and he finds himself called on to help with the investigation. At the same time he has his own investigation to worry about: young people are dying, apparently committing suicide - and they're all linked by the phrase Chaos in the Darkness, scrawled or sent as their last message to the world.
Then he's given a note from his dead brother Christian, written before his murder: the three words - 'They took Luke' - opens up a whole new can of worms, because Cass knows immediately who They are: Mr Bright and the shadowy Network. His dead brother has set him a task from beyond the grave - to find the baby, his nephew, stolen at birth.
And as Cass tries to divide his time between all three investigations, it's not long before he discovers links, where there should not be. The mysterious Mr Bright is once again pulling his strings, and there's nothing DI Cass Jones hates more ...
Following on the heels of A Matter of Blood, this familiar mix of shadowy cabals and brutal violence sees London struck by a series of terrorist attacks. Authorities are perplexed when the perpetrator appears to be a single individual not bound by the usual limits of space and time. At the same time, DI Cass Jones struggles to deal with a plague of suicides, all of whom died uttering the same cryptic phrase: "Chaos in the darkness." Cass knows what few others do: the world is run by a vast occult conspiracy and the current events are only the latest moves in a long game. Abigail Porter's sister is one of the suicides; Abigail is a government functionary near the center of the efforts to manage the aftermath of the attacks, and she personifies the intersection of national security interests with the personal tragedies of young lives cut short. Pinborough's prose and characters are engaging and the novel is interesting despite its occasional predictability.
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Not for the faint of heart, but well worth it
An absolutely amazing book. Bad stuff happens, people get messed with good and proper and you are left desperately wanting to know what happens next.
Read this in a day I was that engrossed. Can't recommend this series enough, it's that good.