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Messiah (Paperback)
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A stunning, shocking, wonderfully well written debut reminiscent of James Patterson and one that will catapault Boris Starling to the front rank of thriller writers. London is in the grip of a heatwave: airless days, strange steamy nights and a killer stalking the streets. Wealthy men are being murdered to some mysterious pattern, with no clues left behind, only corpses with silver spoons in place of their tongues...Set against this merciless butcher is DCI Red Metcalfe, an investigator with a celebrated ability to get under the skin and into the minds of the deranged killers he hunts. But as the city swelters and the body count rises, Red's own tortured past begins to turn against him - and the city is safe for no one. Sometimes, it is said, it takes a killer to catch a killer...The most compelling and suspenseful British thriller to come along in years, and Boris Starling is a startling and powerful talent to watch. Messiah is guaranteed to haunt your dreams...

Fiction & Poetry >> Crime & ThrillersFiction & Poetry >> Historical FictionFiction & Poetry >> Modern & contemporary fiction post c 1945Rays Jazz & Classical Music >> Rays Jazz >> Jazz Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Publication Date: 01/02/1999 ISBN-13: 9780006512042  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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During a sweltering August week in London, bodies with their tongues cut out and replaced by silver spoons start piling up. Whatever DCI Metcalfe is up against, it becomes clear very quickly that there’s not much time to stop it; not enough that the body count keeps rising, but his own less than splendid past is threatening to catch up with him in highly unpleasant, connected ways. I love serial killers with a theme and this one is especially clever and satisfying. I’m generally loathe to invoke the word ‘page-turner’, but Starling’s writing is so tight and to the point that that’s exactly what happens - you just don’t want to put it down. - Julia

Westfield White City Bookstore - 23/09/2011

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