A Dark Redemption by Stav Sherez is the first in a striking new police procedural series.
Stav Sherez is a freelance journalist and the author of two previous novels. The Devil's Playground, his debut, was shortlisted for the CWA John Creasey Dagger and was described by James Sallis as 'altogether extraordinary, it introduces a major new talent' and his second novel The Black Monastery, was described as 'dynamite fiction' in the Independent and 'spectacular' by Laura Wilson in the Guardian.
This impressive series kickoff from British author Sherez (The Devil's Playground) introduces Det. Insp. Jack Carrigan, a Scotland Yard veteran regarded as an oddball for his obsessive devotion to his work. Years earlier, after graduating from college, Carrigan and two friends took a vacation in Uganda that ended in tragedy. The shadows from that traumatic experience weigh more heavily on Carrigan after the savage murder of Grace Okello, a student of East African history, in her London flat. Her body is riddled with bite marks from human teeth that have been filed to a point, and her heart was removed-while she was still alive. The victim was studying African warlords who have used revolutionary politics as a mask for their sadistic desire for power, and it appears her research could have been a threat to one of them. The action builds to a jaw-dropping resolution. Readers will want to see more of this convincingly flawed hero. Agent: Lesley Thorne, Aitken Alexander Associates (U.K.). (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.