'Even better than Child 44. Akyl Borubaev is a terrific creation' Anthony HorowitzA hard-hitting thriller for fans of Tom Rob Smith, Mick Herron and Philip Kerr's Bernie Gunther series.
'Even better than Child 44. Akyl Borubaev is a terrific creation' Anthony Horowitz
WE UNCOVERED THE LAST OF THE BODIES IN THE RED HOUR BEFORE DUSK, AS THE SUN STAINED THE SNOWCAPS OF THE TIAN SHAN MOUNTAINS THE COLOUR OF DRIED BLOOD. . .
Inspector Akyl Borubaev of Bishkek Murder Squad has been exiled to the far corner of Kyrgystan, but death still haunts him at every turn. Borubaev soon finds himself caught up in a mysterious and gruesome new case: several children's bodies have been found buried together - all tagged with name bands. In his search for the truth behind the brutal killings, Borubaev hits a wall of silence, with no one to turn to outside his sometime lover, the beautiful undercover agent Saltanat Umarova.
When Borubaev himself framed for his involvement in the production of blood-soaked child pornography, it looks as though things couldn't get any worse. With the investigation at a dangerous standstill, Borubaev sets out to save his own integrity, and to deliver his own savage justice on behalf of the many dead who can't speak for themselves . . .
'Just keeps getting better . . . buy the whole series right away' Peter Robinson, No.1 bestselling author of Sleeping in the Ground
'Storytelling of the highest quality . . . Introduces a detective it is impossible not to believe in. Callaghan is a new voice to be welcomed' Daily Mail
Even better than Child 44. Akyl Borubaev is a terrific creation - Anthony Horowitz
Just keeps getting better . . . buy the whole series right away - Peter Robinson, author of the bestselling DCI Banks series
This is a thrilling, intense debut from a powerfully descriptive writer - The Daily Express
[Tom Callaghan's] gloomy atmospheric portrait convinces and he writes with style and panache . . . A lively story and a riveting glimpse of an unknown society - The Times
Unforgettable - The Sunday Times
Storytelling of the highest quality . . . Introduces a detective it is impossible not to believe in. Callaghan is a new voice to be welcomed - Daily Mail