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About the author
After taking his Bachelor's degree and then a PhD, David Jackson became a full-time academic. He is the author of three novels, Pariah, The Helper and Marked. He is married, with two daughters and a menagerie of animals. Pariah, his first novel, was Highly Commended in the Crime Writers' Association Debut Dagger Awards.
In New York's East Village a young girl is brutally raped, tortured and murdered. Detective Callum Doyle has seen the victim's remains. He has visited the distraught family. Now he wants justice.
Doyle is convinced he knows who the killer is. The problem is he can't prove it. And the more he pushes his prime suspect, the more he learns that the man is capable of pushing back in ways more devious and twisted than Doyle could ever have imagined.
Add to that the appearance of an old adversary who has a mission for Doyle and won't take no for an answer, and soon Doyle finds himself at risk of losing everything he holds dear. Including his life.
In the press
‘Recalls Harlan Coben – though for my money Jackson is the better writer’
‘A clever device, adroitly executed and fun to read’
‘JACKSON is looming up in Lee Child’s rear-view mirror as a Brit writing superior hard-boiled American crime... The dialogue’s tough, the story slick, and Doyle’s a hero with like-ably rough edges’
‘His superb crime thrillers crackle with the tension... A walk on the wild side, but one you certainly wouldn’t want to miss’
Lancashire Evening Post
‘I’m a big fan of Doyle. He’s one of the most believable fictional detectives I’ve read’
‘David Jackson is a talented and forceful writer, and his prose is so good that for many this will be a book you have to get through in just a couple of sittings’
Crime Fiction Lover
‘A top read, a great addition to the series and one that has left me desperate to read the next’
Books and Writers
‘Yet again Jackson’s literary skills shine through with another fast and accomplished narrative together with impressive dialogue – a real page turner’