Jerry Pardoe and Jamila Patel hunt down a ritualistic cult inspired by Neothilic cannibals in the new chilling horror from Graham Masterton.
A BURNING PYRE
The smell of roasting meat alerts police to squatters in an abandoned London factory. But when they arrive, the place is empty... except for a gruesome pile of scorched human heads.
AN ANCIENT RITUAL
DS Jamila Patel and DC Jerry Pardoe have solved bizarre crimes before, but nothing as spooky as this. Arcane markings on the factory wall lead them to a terrifying cult in thrall to a Neolithic god. A god who demands the ultimate sacrifice from his followers.
A CULT OF CANNIBALS
Now Londoners are being abducted off the city streets, to be mutilated, roasted and eaten. Can Patel and Pardoe save the next victim from this hideous fate? Or will they themselves become a human sacrifice?
'Masterton handles his large cast of well-drawn characters with the finesse of a master storyteller, propelling the tension-filled narrative through a series of short, fast-paced chapters, and steers the novel towards a suspenseful finale' Guardian
'A true master of horror' James Herbert
'One of the most original and frightening storytellers of our time' Peter James
'A natural storyteller with a unique gift for turning the mundane into the terrifyingly real' New York Journal of Books
'This is a first-class thriller with some juicy horror touches. Mystery readers who don't know the Maguire novels should change that right now' Booklist
'One of Britain's finest horror writers' Daily Mail
"Proper old school horror with some serious bite. . . . The Shadow People delivered everything I was looking for. The gore was deliciously gory, the twists were unpredictably twisty, the action kept me gripped and there was more insight than I expected. I don’t think you can ask for much more than that when it comes to a good read." —The Eloquent Page'A gruesome, mind-boggling murder mystery' ― Sunday Post