Friday, April 4, 2008

Mo Hayder's new book Ritual

When police diver, Flea Marley, discovers a severed human hand in Bristol's floating harbor she joining forces with DI Jack Caffrey, (Hayder’s character from Birdman and The Treatment) recently seconded to the Major Crime Investigation unit. Jack is still attempting to come to terms with the murder of his young brother, by a neighborhood pedophile. The severed hands are those of a young heroin addict who has recently gone missing from the Bristol drugs scene and it appears that they were removed while he was still alive. Jack and Flea form an uneasy alliance, and delve into a an investigation that lead them into Bristol’s underworld, where drug addiction is rampant, where street-kids sell themselves for a hit, and where an ancient evil prowls the night feeding off the fear and flesh of others.

Ritual ($42)is the opening novel in Mo Hayder’s Walking Man

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