Those Who Perish
Caleb Zelic Series: Volume Four
"Superb... The author’s remarkable gift for enabling hearing readers to imagine Zelic’s often silent or inaudible world lifts this above the pack… an impressive page-turner!” --Publishers Weekly, starred review
The thrilling finale of the groundbreaking Caleb Zelic series, perfect for fans of Jane Harper, from the award-winning author of Resurrection Bay
Caleb Zelic can't hear you. But he can see everything.
Caleb's addict brother, Anton, has been missing for months, still angry about Caleb's part in his downfall.
After almost giving up hope of finding him, Caleb receives an anonymous message alerting him to Ant's whereabouts and warning him that Ant is in danger. A man has been shot and Ant might be next.
Caleb reluctantly leaves his pregnant wife's side and tracks his brother to an isolated island where Ant has been seeking treatment. There, he finds a secretive community under threat from a sniper, and a cult-like doctor with a troubling background.
Caleb must hunt for the sniper to save Ant, but any misstep may ruin their faltering reconciliation, and end in death. When body parts begin to wash up on shore, it looks like the sniper is growing more desperate...
In Viskic's superb fourth mystery featuring deaf Australian PI Caleb Zelic (after 2019's Darkness for Light), Zelic has pulled his life together after multiple traumas, including a devastating personal betrayal. Now, he and his wife, Kat, are hoping their latest pregnancy will be the first successful one. Then he gets an anonymous text that his younger brother, Anton, who has struggled for years with substance abuse and hasn't been in touch with Zelic for weeks, is in danger. When Zelic arrives at the location the message directs him to on the outskirts of Resurrection Bay, he finds Anton the target of an unseen sniper. The brothers manage to escape, only to remain under threat from a foe targeting the rehab clinic Anton has been attending. Zelic ends up with multiple murders to solve and as a suspect himself. The author's remarkable gift for enabling hearing readers to imagine Zelic's often silent or inaudible world lifts this above the pack. This impressive page-turner enables even newcomers to feel an immediate affinity with Viskic's flawed lead, who repeatedly makes serious mistakes in his most important relationships, as well in his investigation.