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The Mercy Seat

by Martyn Waites

Crime and Mystery eBooks of the Month

LoveReading Expert Review of The Mercy Seat

Graphically violent Newcastle, hard-boiled tale of torture, pain and depravity.  Not for the faint-hearted.

Comparison: Frank Lean, David Peace, Chuck Palahniuk.
Similar this month: None but try Peter James or Stuart MacBride.

Sarah Broadhurst

The Mercy Seat Synopsis

Once a renowned investigative journalist, since the unsolved disappearance of his 6-year-old son, Joe Donovan has lived a broken, reclusive life in a bleak Northumberland village. He's abruptly thrust back into the real world when a teenage boy makes contact, in desperate need of his help. Jamal has in his possession something that holds a key to Donovan's past, a past that can only be unlocked by forcing him to make a terrifying journey into the present.
 

As long buried secrets begin to emerge and bodies pile up, Donovan finds himself caught up in a harrowing web of fear. In order to survive and uncover the disturbing truth at the heart of the dangerous world he's found himself in, he puts together a team to help him, a team of outsiders that doesn't care which side of the law it operates on. And Donovan will need their help. For he and Jamal are being hunted by a death metal addicted serial killer. A killer with a 100% success rate. A killer who doesn't know the meaning of the word mercy.

About This Edition

ISBN: 9781416502227
Publication date: 3rd January 2006
Author: Martyn Waites
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Format: Paperback
Primary Genre Crime and Mystery
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ISBN: 9781416502227
Publication date: 03/01/2006
Format: Paperback

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About Martyn Waites

Born and raised in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Martyn Waites has held two writing residencies at Huntercombe Young Offenders Institution and HMP Chelmsford. He currently runs arts-based workshops for socially excluded teenagers. Martyn's previous novels include BORN UNDER PUNCHES and THE WHITE ROOM.

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