Detective Jim Bannon is no ordinary detective. With a dress code of anything in black, short leather jacket, blue tinted spectacles and shoulder length hair, the claustrophobic and asthmatic inner-city, Dublin born detective is on the case of London’s most cunning and perverted serial killer.
A young woman has been brutally slain in a murderous act involving asphyxiaphilia. A connection between the victim and England’s largest online dating site is discovered.
It soon becomes a race against time to catch the deviant before the bi-curious and dangerously adventurous Robyn O’Brien, an astrology-loving Harley Street receptionist, falls victim to the killer’s insatiable lust.
Asphyxia is a fast paced thriller, full of unsavoury reality, deception, thrills, twists, warped eroticism and dark humour, that will leave you gasping for breath as you approach its climax!
Asphyxiaphilia: An extremely dangerous sexual practice involving the restriction or control of oxygen to the brain through suffocation or strangulation with the objective of achieving the ultimate orgasm.
(from readers on the HarperCollins Authonomy website)
“Dark, decadent, sensual and full of tension.”
“Terrifying and edgy!”
“Very disturbing and graphic but it drew me in, evoking a morbid sense of curiosity.”
“This is one of the best thrillers I have read on this site so far and I have been here for over a year.”
“Amazing read, brazen beginning. You have a very sinister talent!”
“Brilliant build up and tension...your descriptive narrative brings the eerie images to life.”
“Best of luck with your creepy, horrible, revolting, FASCINATING mystery!”
“A tremendous thriller. Easily as compelling and readable as Deaver and Coban.”
“A bit gruesome but very scary.”
“Vivid and erotic-creepy, always a great hook for this type of book.”
“You do an excellent job in getting my attention from the first sentence and holding it from then on.”
“Terrific crime story!”