'A high-concept novel tackled in unabashed fashion' Independent. (Independent)
'Gripping' Sunday Mirror. (Sunday Mirror)
'Tantalisingly creepy ... genuinely scary ... satisfyingly malign' Observer. (Observer)
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Special Agent Gil Martins investigates domestic terrorism for the Houston FBI. Once a religious man, how he's close to losing his faith; the very nature of his job leads him to question the existence of a God who could allow the violence that Gil witnesses every day. But Gil's wife Ruth doesn't see things the same way and his crisis of faith provokes a fracture in their marriage. Gil's world is breaking apart. At the same time, he starts to investigate a series of unexplained deaths that bring this crisis of faith into frightening focus. When a disturbed woman tells Gil that the victims have been killed by prayer, he questions her sanity. But as the evidence mounts that there might be something in what she says, his new-found atheism is severely challenged, even more so when he finds that his own life is on the line. After a series of acclaimed and prize-winning Bernie Gunther novels, Philip Kerr has written a chilling modern horror story in which the source of the horror is totally unexpected - and utterly terrifying.