by John Meaney
In this darkly luminous thriller, John Meaney blends gritty futuristic noir with gothic fantasy to create a stunningly seductive world of death and desire. Here an honest cop must face his own darkest impulses as he hunts a perverse killer through a city of the dead.
There have been four celebrity murders already. Now itâ€™s up to Lieutenant Donal Riordan to make sure that Tristopolis isnâ€™t the scene of a fifth. But the necropolisâ€™s vast underground network is already mobilizing for a battle of epic proportions against a powerful death cult whose dark influence reaches up to the highest echelons of Tristopolisâ€™s elite. Riordanâ€™s only hope is an unlikely alliance with a para-live female agent as they huntâ€”both aboveground and belowâ€”among gargoyles and zombies, spirit slaves and assassins, for the killers even the dead have reason to fear.