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CHARLIE PARKER - the travails of a haunted American detective whose past always catches up with him as he hunts down fiendish killers. Poetic and sometimes supernatural ambience. THE REAPERS marks his latest appearance. THE LOVERS comes next in July.
There are returning characters in this fast-paced, action packed thriller, from John Connolly, but you don’t need to have read previous novels to enjoy this one. The Reapers of the title are a group of elite killers but in this novel two of them find themselves being the hunted rather than the hunters.
Charlie Parker series:
1. Every Dead Thing
2. Dark Hollow
6. The Unquiet
7. The Reapers
8. The Lovers
10. The Burning Soul
15. A Game of Ghosts
17. A Book of Bones
18. The Dirty South
They are the Reapers, the elite among killers. Men so terrifying that their names are mentioned only in whispers. The assassin Louis is one of them.
But now Louis, and his partner, Angel, are themselves targets. And there is no shortage of suspects. A wealthy recluse sends them north to a town that no longer exists on a map.
A town ruled by a man with very personal reasons for wanting Louis' blood spilt. There they find themselves trapped, isolated, and at the mercy of a killer feared above all others: the assassin of assassins, Bliss. Thanks to former detective Charlie Parker, help is on its way.
But can Angel and Louis stay alive long enough for it to reach them?
|Publication date:||18th February 2010|
|Publisher:||Hodder & Stoughton General Division|
|Primary Genre||Crime and Mystery|
Closing date: 30/06/2021
John Connolly is author of the Charlie Parker mysteries, The Book of Lost Things, the Samuel Johnson novels for young adults and, with his partner, Jennifer Ridyard, co-author of the Chronicles of the Invaders. John Connolly's debut - Every Dead Thing - introduced the character of Private Investigator Charlie Parker, and swiftly launched him right into the front rank of thriller writers. All his subsequent novels have been Sunday Times bestsellers. He was the winner of the 2016 CWA Short Story Dagger for On the Anatomization of an Unknown Man (1637) by Frans Mier from NIGHT MUSIC : Nocturnes Stoughton Vol 2. In 2007 he ...More About John Connolly