"A thrilling debut novel - Catrin Price is an engaging heroine" (Kate Ellis)
"Britain's best loved retired dope dealer shows unexpected talents in this debut thriller." (The Independent)
"Howard Marks has squatter's rights in the world of crime. And it shows" (Graham Hurley)
"A sublime piece of crime writing... Sympathy for Devil is a breathtaking debut. It is perfectly plotted, often eerie, always evocative, and utterly thrilling throughout" (Bookgeeks.co.uk)
From the Back Cover
Howard Marks has come back to crime, but this time he's writing it, not causing it...
Detective Catrin Price has returned to Cardiff after 12 years of self-imposed exile to finally lay to rest the ghosts of her unhappy past. Then her ex-boyfriend Rhys, once a promising young policeman but now a washed-up junkie, is found dead. The official verdict is an accidental overdose but Cat is convinced that there is something more to his death, something that will explain why the man who once saved her life was so unwilling to save his own.
Rhys had always been haunted by the mysterious disappearance of Owen Face, a troubled rock star who was last seen at a notorious suicide spot. No body was ever found and when Cat joins forces with one of Rhys' former colleagues they begin to wonder whether the rumours that Face is still alive may be true. But when Cat is stalked by a meancing figure with a striking resemblance to a serial rapist Rhys famously put away, she begins to realise her life may be in danger.