A secret buried for two thousand years.
The rise of an ancient evil.
An invisible killer who will stop at nothing.
When a brutal serial killer defies all known methods, the police call in prolific lawyer and former homicide detective, Charlie Priest, to assist the hunt.
Working together they soon discover a link to a lost scripture that contains a secret so devastating that its custodians are prepared to die to keep it.
Tangled in a dark world of fanaticism, chaos and deadly secrets, Priest comes up against a nemesis more formidable and deranged than any he has previously encountered.
There is no Judgment Day. There is something far worse.
I adore Charlie Priest as a character, he is uniquely placed in my reading life and I adored False Prophet – it was dark and dangerous, edgy and compelling with great writing and an atmospheric, often creepy storyline.
Charlie’s serial killer brother is also a terrific character so I was more than happy to find him lurking in the pages too – the story itself is focused on a found religious text that changes assumptions and sets off a terrifying chain of events. Charlie et al get all caught up in it and this is a right proper page turner that will make your dreams a bit screwy.
I loved it. This series gets better and better, unpredictable and intelligent each time and I’d love to see it hit the big time.