Overview

A missing mobster. A bizarre spiritualist society. And three deaths, linked by a chilling forensic detail. Working as an enforcer in London's criminal underworld brought Dan Shaper to the edge of a breakdown. Now he's a private investigator, kept perilously afloat by a growing cocktail of drugs. He needs to straighten-up and rebuild his life, but instead gets the attention of his old gangland masters and a job-offer from Mr George Glass. The elderly eccentric claims to be a New Age Messiah, but now needs a ...
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A Serpent Uncoiled

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Overview

A missing mobster. A bizarre spiritualist society. And three deaths, linked by a chilling forensic detail. Working as an enforcer in London's criminal underworld brought Dan Shaper to the edge of a breakdown. Now he's a private investigator, kept perilously afloat by a growing cocktail of drugs. He needs to straighten-up and rebuild his life, but instead gets the attention of his old gangland masters and a job-offer from Mr George Glass. The elderly eccentric claims to be a New Age Messiah, but now needs a saviour of his own. He's been marked for murder. Adrift amidst liars and thugs, Shaper must push his capsizing mind to its limits: stalked not only by a unique and terrifying killer, but by the ghosts of his own brutal past.
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"An elaborately tooled razor of a book."  —Warren Ellis, author, Transmetropolitan

"A unique protagonist, a unique voice, and a plot that sucks you in from the first page. Spurrier's sharp, brilliant prose is addictive."  —Mike Carey, author, Felix Castor novels

"Compelling...every character is multilayered, the language is rich and descriptive, and the story moves quickly from one nightmare to the next." —Booklist

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780755385898
  • Publisher: Headline Book Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 8/4/2011
  • Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,188,432
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Simon Spurrier was born in 1981. After completing a degree in Film and Television Production at S.I.A.D, he was awarded a screenplay bursary with the National Academy of Writing and found employment with the BBC as an Art Director. He has since become a key contributor to the UK's foremost Graphic Novel ideas-factory 2000AD and has written several licensed works for The Black Library and Abaddon Press. He lives in North London and spends his days abusing his neighbours' unencrypted wireless Internet connections.
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