Ritual

Ritual

Book - 2008
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"Just after lunch on a Tuesday in April, nine feet under water, police diver Flea Marley closes her gloved fingers around a human hand. The fact that there's no body attached is disturbing enough. Yet more disturbing is the discovery, a day later, of the matching hand. Both have been recently amputated, and the indications are that the victim was still alive when they were removed. DI Jack Caffery has been newly seconded to the Major Crime Investigation Unit in Bristol. He and Flea soon establish that the hands belong to a boy who has recently disappeared. Their search for him - and for his abductor - lead them into the darkest recesses of Bristol's underworld, where drug addiction is rife, where street-kids sell themselves for a hit, and where an ancient evil lurks; an evil that feeds off the blood - and flesh - of others ..."--Back cover.
Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, c2008.
Edition: 1st. American ed.
ISBN: 9781554681983
9780871139924
0871139928
Characteristics: 410 p. ; 24 cm.

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sjmitra Oct 02, 2012

After Birdman and The Treatment, this is a huge disappointment. Rather a facile exploration of the dark side of immigration, non-assimilation and cultural practices. Also, one character struggling with a tragic past is quite enough. Don't think I want to read Skin now.

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