Philip Kerr's first standalone novel for a decade is a chilling modern horror story that asks: who do you turn to when God wants to destroy you?
Special Agent Gil Martins investigates domestic terrorism for the Houston FBI. Once a religious man, now his job makes him question the existence of a God who could allow the violence he sees every day.
Gil is asked to investigate a series of unexplained deaths of victims known for their liberal views.
When a woman tells Gil that these men have been killed by prayer, he questions her sanity. Yet the evidence mounts that there might be something in what she says, even more so when Gil finds that his own life is on the line.
Prayer is a high-concept novel tackled in unabashed fashion - Independent
A cracking thriller . . . the story unfolds at a white-knuckle pace with a sense of the unknown that is genuinely disturbing - The Times
Tantalisingly creepy ... genuinely scary ... satisfyingly malign - Observer
Philip Kerr has written over thirty books of which the best-known are the internationally renowned and bestselling Bernie Gunther series. The sixth book in the series, If the Dead Rise Not, won the CWA Historical Dagger. His other works include several standalone thrillers, non-fiction and an acclaimed series for younger readers, The Children of the Lamp. Philip died in March 2018, days before the publication of his 13th Bernie Gunther thriller, Greeks Bearing Gifts. He was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature shortly before his death.