Release Date: 14/07/16
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Seven days after being abducted, the body of a twenty-year-old woman is found on a green patch of grass by the Los Angeles International Airport. She has been left with her limbs stretched out and spread apart, placing her in a five-point human star.
The autopsy reveals that she had been tortured and murdered in a most bizarre way. But the surprises don't end there. This killer likes to play, and he left a note lodged inside his victim's throat.
Detective Robert Hunter, who leads LAPD's Special Section, Ultra Violent Unit, is assigned the case. But almost immediately a second body turns up. Hunter knows he has to be quick.
Surrounded by new challenges as every day passes, Detective Hunter finds himself chasing a monster. A predator whose past hides a terrible secret, whose desire to hurt people and thirst for murder can never be quenched - for he is DEATH.
The seventh Chris Carter novel to feature LA Special Unit’s Ultra Violent squad Detective Robert Hunter as the principle player in this first standalone outing. As with Chris’ other work he blends delightfully hardcore action with top notch prose, some wonderful twists as well as bringing the reader not only into the mind of the detective but also the killer as we seek to see how events will unfurl.
It has some great dialogue, backed up with some cracking sleight of hand and all round generates something that was a pure joy to read and more than a little satisfying as the last page turns. All in this is a great book and one that I was more than delighted to have spent a deliciously dark night with. Cracking.