What if killing your demons isn’t enough to save your soul?What if you also need to kill your friends?
A sniper assassination in the center of Glasgow, aritualistic killing in the city’s subway system, and ancient Persian symbolsstitched beneath the skin of the victims trigger a complex police investigationheaded by Detective Inspector Tom Kendrick.
Meanwhile, Gulf War veteran Edward Franklin is handlingcourier and punisher chores for corrupt businessman Oscar Cranston. Franklin,a long-term sufferer of posttraumatic stress disorder, isn’t just in it forthe money—he’s desperately trying to outwit the Sumerian monsters that hunt himday and night. But his work for Cranston soon puts his girlfriend, Charlotte,in peril, and Franklin is forced to tread a dangerous line between criminalityand doing the right thing—whatever the cost to his sanity and soul.
As if the strange murders are not enough, Kendrick and histeam are also investigating the multiple rape of a teenage girl, in which thesuspects prove nigh impossible to convict.
In a return to the relationship from the second novel in theKendrick Chronicles, Kali’s Kiss,Kendrick once again enlists the aid of forensic anthropologist Elizabeth Bellto try to unravel the mysteries of the ritualistic killings involving Sumerianand Persian mythology.
This third novel in the Kendrick Chronicles not only revealsmore about the detective than ever before but peels back the skin of Scotland’ssecond city to reveal even deeper depths of depravity and evil with two casesthat stretch the boundaries between this world and the next.