Hell's Horizon (The City Trilogy)
by D. B. Shan
HarperVoyager Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780007261321
Date: 05 March 2009 List Price £10.00 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
Darren Shan is a children's author of world renown, best known for his book Cirque Du Freak (the movie being, I think, in the can already, if not due for imminent release) and his Vampiric and Demonata series.
Under the cunningly disguised pen name of D.B. Shan, Voyager now release the second title in Shan's The City trilogy - a trade paperback, entitled Hell's Horizon. "The Cardinal is the City and the City is The Cardinal. They are joined at the soul. When Al Jeery is seconded by The Cardinal from guard duties at Party Central to investigate the murder of a woman at a hotel he little suspects that the dead woman will turn out to be his girlfriend. Soon he is involved in a terrifying mystery that draws in the dead, the city's Incan forefathers, the imposing figure of The Cardinal himself, and the near-mythical assassin, Paucar Wami. Wami is a law unto himself, a shadowy, mysterious figure who can apparently kill anyone he chooses without fear of punishment or retribution. And Al is about to find out that he has a lot more in common with Wami than he could ever have imagined..."