By John Connolly
In his fourth mystery, foreign bestselling writer John Connolly once more takes readers into the darkish international of non-public detective Charlie Parker, whose lethal struggle opposed to evil starts off whilst the daughter of a South Carolina millionaire is raped and murdered.
In South Carolina, a tender black guy faces the demise penalty for the rape and homicide of Marianne Larousse, daughter of 1 of the wealthiest males within the kingdom. it is a case that no-one desires to contact, a case with its roots in outdated evil, and outdated evil is inner most detective Charlie Parker's speciality.
But Parker is ready to go into a residing nightmare, a pink dreamscape haunted by means of the murderous spectre of a hooded lady, by means of a black automobile anticipating a passenger that by no means comes, and through the complicity of either acquaintances and enemies within the occasions surrounding Marianne Larousse's loss of life. this isn't an research. it is a descent into the abyss, a disagreement with darkish forces that threaten all that Parker holds pricey: his lover, his unborn baby, even his soul...
For in a jail mobile some distance to the north, an outdated adversary is set to take his revenge on Charlie Parker, its tools the very males that Parker is searching, and a wierd, hunched creature that retains its personal secrets and techniques buried by means of a riverbank: the undiscovered killer Cyrus Nairn.
quickly, all of those figures will face a last reckoning in southern swamps and northern forests, in far-off destinations associated by means of a unmarried thread, a spot the place the trails of the dwelling and the lifeless converge.
a spot recognized merely because the White highway.