By John Connolly
Jerome Burnel was a hero. He intervened to avoid a number of killings and in doing so damned himself. His existence used to be torn aside. He was once imprisoned, brutalized.
But in his ultimate days, with the hunters circling, he tells his tale to non-public detective Charlie Parker. He speaks of the lady who was once marked for demise yet was once stored, of those who tormented him, and an entity that hides in a ruined stockade.
Parker isn't really like different males. He died, and was once reborn. he's able to salary war.
Now he'll descend upon an odd, remoted neighborhood referred to as the reduce, and face down a strength of guys who rule by means of terror, intimidation, and murder.
All within the identify of the being they serve.
All within the identify of the lifeless King.
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A Time of Torment (Charlie Parker 14) by John Connolly