by John Meaney
Cover Artist: Steve Stone
Review by Gayle Surrette
Spectra Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9780553385144
Date: 26 February 2008 List Price $24.00 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
Tristopolis is a dark city filled with secrets. Lt. Donal Riordan is a cop who seeks truth and justice no matter where it takes him. Assigned to protect a diva visiting the city, Riordan finds himself moved by her song. Before he knows what's happened he's struggling to come back to himself -- changed more than he can comprehend, thirsting to make sense of what happened and to bring the perpetrators to justice. From official release/information:
From back of book: Here an honest cop must face his own darkest impulses as he hunts a killer trhough a city of the dead...
There have been four celebrity murders already. Now it's up to Lieutenant Donal Riordan to make sure that Tristopolis isn't the scene of a fifth. But the necropolis's vast underground network is already mobilizing for a battle of epic proportions against a powerful death cult whose dark influence reaches up to the highest echelons of Tristopolis's elite. Riordan's only hope is an unlikely alliance with a "para-live" female agent as they hunt--both aboveground and below--among gargoyles and zombies, spirit slaves and assassins, for the killers even the dead have reason to fear.