|Luther: The Calling (2012) [Novel]|
by Neil Cross
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(From the publisher):
Meet Detective Chief Inspector John Luther. He's a murder detective with an extraordinary case-clearance rate. He's obsessive, instinctive and intense. Nobody who ever stood at his side has a bad word to say against him. And yet there are rumors that Luther is bad-not corrupt, not on the take, but tormented. After years of chasing the most depraved criminals in London's gritty underworld, he seethes with a hidden fury that at times he can barely control. Sometimes it sends him to the brink of madness, making him do things any other detective wouldn't and shouldn't do.
"Luther; The Calling," the first in a new series of novels featuring DCI John Luther, takes us into Luther's past and into his mind. It is the story of a serial killer case that tore his personal and professional relationships apart and propelled him over the precipice-beyond fury, beyond vengeance, all the way to the other side of the law.
Is Luther a force for good or a man hell-bent on self-destruction? Edgar Award-winning writer Neil Cross has created one of the most compelling characters in modern crime fiction. "Luther: The Calling: is a compulsively readable novel by the writer hailed by "The Guardian" as "Britain's own Stephen King."
Original title: Luther: The Calling
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Suspense