When a decadent, ageing rock star, MacMahon, starts receiving threatening letters from ‘Leah’, whose death he witnessed fifteen years ago, he hires Youselli, a moonlighting tough city cop, to uncover the sender’s identity. The letters contain information only the original Leah could have known.
As Youselli starts to investigate the case, he enters a world of drugs, parties, a shady characters and starts to wonder, is Leah really dead after all. . . ?
‘Youselli quickly realizes that finding the answer is not just a race to save MacMahon's life but also to save his own soul’ New York Times
Praise for Chris Petit: ‘Ambitious, darkly atmospheric’ The Times ‘Ferocious invention marks this novel out as special’ The Edge ‘Puts Petit in the first rank’ Metro
Chris Petit has written a trio of acclaimed "beyond black" political thrillers covering a serial killer operating in sectarian Northern Ireland (The Psalm Killer); dirty money in World War II (The Human Pool); and terror, arms trading and the bombing of a civilian aircraft (The Passenger); as well as The Butchers of Berlin which also features the characters Schlegel and Morgen. He is an internationally renowned filmmaker.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (September 7, 2017)
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