the Wicklow mountains and a young woman is found dead, seemingly sacrificed.
Accompanying her body is Chapter One of The Rule Book – a self-help
guide for prospective serial killers. The case is assigned to the National
Bureau of Criminal Investigation and headed up by Detective Superintendent
Colm McEvoy. Since the recent death of his wife, McEvoy is a shadow of his
former self – two stones lighter with a wardrobe of ill fitting suits,
struggling to quit the cigarettes that killed his wife, and still getting
used to being a single parent. Less than twenty four hours later a second
murder is committed. Self-claiming the title ‘The Raven’, the
killer starts to taunt the police and the media. When the third body is
discovered it is clear that The Raven intends to slaughter one victim each
day until The Rule Book is published in full. With the pressure from his
superiors, the press, and politicians rising, McEvoy stumbles after a killer
that is seemingly several steps ahead.
Is The Rule Book as definitive as The Raven claims? More ...
|In post-Celtic Tiger Ireland the murder rate is soaring and the gardai are struggling to cope with gangland wars, domestic disputes, and drunken brawls that spiral into fatal violence. To add to Detective Superintendent Colm McEvoy’s workload are the deaths of two immigrants – an anonymous Lithuanian youth and an elderly German billionaire. While one remains an enigma, the murky history of the other is slowly revealed. But where there is money there is power and, as McEvoy soon learns, if you swim amongst sharks, you’d better act like a shark … More ...|
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