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"a new supernatural-whodunit-polyphonic thriller for those not of the faint of heart" --Fort Worth Telegram
"Pinborough's fiction moves at a breakneck pace. Once you start, you can't stop." --Sarah Langan, author of The Keeper and The Missing
Already frustrated in their attempts to capture serial murderer Jack the Ripper, the detectives of Scotland Yard are suddenly confronted with a new monster, dubbed the Torso Killer for his habit of leaving behind neatly wrapped parcels of his victims' body parts, minus the heads.
With the terrible increase in mutilated corpses to examine, the highly regarded police surgeon Dr. Thomas Bond has lost the ability to sleep. True, a growing dependency on opium affords him some solace in his loneliest and most desperate hours, but he also fears the grip of the drug. Baker & Taylor
During Dr. Bond's nightly tours of London's underbelly in search of pharmaceutical respite from the horrors that plague him by day, he encounters a mysterious Jesuit priest scouring the opium dens himself, clearly in search of someone--or something. The doctor at first rejects the strange priest's unnatural theories about the Torso Killer as an affront to scientific thought. But over time Dr. Bond's opium-addled mind begins to crumble under the growing impression that there might be some awful truth to the Jesuit's ideas.
As the police struggle to capture two serial killers, the troubled forensics expert begins to suspect that he may actually know the Torso Killer personally. If he is right, Dr. Bond will need all the strength he can muster to save his small circle of loved ones from falling victim to the bloody depravities of this twisted creature.
When a serial killer begins stalking the streets of London's East End, his grisly dealings are overshadowed by the hysteria surrounding Jack the Ripper's Whitechapel crimes, enabling the seemingly supernatural killer's activities to spread unchecked, in a tale by the award-winning writer of The Dog-Faced Gods crime series.Baker
When a serial killer begins stalking the streets of London's East End, his grisly dealings are overshadowed by the hysteria surrounding Jack the Ripper's Whitechapel crimes, enabling the seemingly supernatural killer's activities to spread unchecked.