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The author of the internationally bestselling novels "The Devil of Nanking" and "Ritual" picks up the trail of the latter novel's two unforgettable protagonists as they race to staunch a rising tide of blood in a sweltering port town.
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, [2009]
Copyright Date: ©2009
ISBN: 9780802119308
Branch Call Number: HAY
Characteristics: 382 pages ;,24 cm


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May 20, 2014

English crime thriller about a series of murders/suicides being investigated by a police diver and a a detective. The bodies have shown signs that of gruesome mutilation - the skin and hair of some of them have been removed. Alot of getting used to the English lingo and certain towns and cities. Average book.

Apr 05, 2013

I couldn't really get into this book. I felt like the author jumped around with the plot, almost like she didn't even have a clear idea of it before putting it to paper

Aug 22, 2012

My second Hayder book. And not a disappointment. Again we have a very crafty story with a fitting ending. Not all the i’s are dotted and not all the t’s are crossed. That makes for more normal situations with no clear ways to solve the crimes. There are no “super heroes” here. And I’m kind of glad. A very refreshing book. A must read.

Jul 30, 2012

I started with an a later book and am now reading backwards. this is a novelest who is gets stronger with each year of writing. There is a tension that moves you through as you watch the two main characters each dealing with different issues. What Flea does in this book is a great item for a book club to chew on. I also like the Walking Man. He has much to ponder as he deals with Jack. I will continue to read through her works.

Sep 02, 2010

I didn't get very far in this book because the gruesome details of the various bodies, described in great detail with flies and maggots is not my idea of a good read.

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