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By Harry Shannon

ISBN-10: 1594144702

ISBN-13: 9781594144707

In October, of 1993 a small designated Ops staff roped down in Somalia to assassinate a cult chief. The undertaking went horribly mistaken. Their chief was once killed, the medic shot within the backbone. basically of the D-Boys, pink Burke and Scotty Bowden, got here away unscathed.

The getting older infantrymen now reside within the l. a. zone. Wheelchair sure 'Doc' is hired through the Coroner's place of work, Bowden is a gradually deteriorating cop at the take and Burke works each side of the legislation to hide his wife’s scientific money owed. whilst well-known horror novelist Peter Stryker is located useless, Burke is employed to enquire. may a guy could dedicate suicide via butchering his personal body?

The bloody path speedily leads Burke to embody an outdated lover, confront a vicious drug lord, and at last recruit his acquaintances to level one final project opposed to a mysterious cult with plans remake the realm with a perilous virus.

"A darkish, exciting story of homicide and intrigue that might have you ever turning the pages as quickly as you can."
--Crimespree Magazine

"The strain of Darkness is a dismal and exciting walk alongside the knife aspect. hugely recommended."
--Cemetery Dance

"Shannon’s impeccable pacing and eye for the terrifying will go away the reader shaken and unsettled."
--Publisher’s Weekly

"Easily the best thrillers of the year."
-J.A. Konrath

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The ornate plasterwork on the ceiling was supposed to be a fine example of its kind; something for customers to admire as they slid to the floor at the end of an evening. And listening to some of these acts would have driven a Rechabite to drink. A skinny girl who rejoiced in the name of Rosie Rollings began to murder ‘Memory’ in a thick Scouse accent. Rosie for remembrance, thought Harry, closing his eyes, remembering another Rosemary. The gorgeous Mrs Graham-Brown. The brief encounter in reception earlier that day had stayed in his mind; merely to recall it roused him, made him shiver with the need to see her again.

There was a young girl, I doubt if she was sixteen - she was the one screaming, just outside the front door of the hotel. I slipped on my trousers and shirt and raced downstairs to grab hold of her and ask if she’d seen anything. ’ Finbar closed his eyes. His voice had become hoarse. ‘That’s another thing no bomber ever seems to understand. It’s not just those who lose their lives or their legs who suffer: everyone involved goes through their own kind of agony. I bundled the girl indoors, told Reg to take care of her.

Don’t think I don’t realise. Who would have imagined it? ’ He had already explained how, working as swiftly as ever, he’d called Sophie that morning after Pop In came to an end and invited her to lunch at the Ensenada. During the course of wining and dining her in lavish manner he had persuaded her to accompany him here. The Blue Moon was owned by an old friend of his called Rajeshwar Sharma, to whom Finbar always referred as Reg. Reg owned a chain of hotels in Merseyside, all of which catered for guests seeking a room and a bed rather than the last word in luxury.

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