The Harvest Man (Scotland Yard's Murder Squad #4) (Paperback)

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The Harvest Man (Scotland Yard's Murder Squad #4) (Paperback)

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Scotland Yard’s Murder Squad—and Jack the Ripper—return, in the extraordinary new historical thriller from the bestselling author of The Yard and Red Rabbit.

In The Devil’s Workshop, London discovered that Jack the Ripper was back, sending the city—and Scotland Yard’s Murder Squad—into chaos. But now it is even worse. Not only is the Ripper still at large, but so is another killer just as bad.

For Inspector Walter Day, it has been a difficult time. His wife has given birth to twins, his hostile in-laws have come to stay, and a leg injury has kept him at his desk. But when the Harvest Man begins killing, carving people’s faces off their skulls, the Yard knows they need Day in the field.

Not so Sergeant Nevil Hammersmith. Rash actions have cost him his job, but that doesn’t stop his obsessive hunt for the Ripper. When the mutilated bodies of prostitutes start turning up again, Hammersmith enlists the help of a criminal network to stop Saucy Jack, his methods carrying him further and further from the ideals of the Yard, so far in fact that he may never be able to find his way back.

Of course, the Ripper’s been playing a game with him—with Walter Day, as well. He is pushing both of them to their limits, and what happens when they get there . . . no one can say.
Alex Grecian worked for an ad agency before returning to writing fiction full-time and raising his son. He is the author of the long-running and critically acclaimed graphic novel series Proof and Rasputin, and is the author of five Murder Squad novels, including Lost and Gone Forever. Grecian lives in Topeka, Kansas, with his wife and son.
Product Details ISBN: 9780425282816
ISBN-10: 0425282813
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Publication Date: April 5th, 2016
Pages: 416
Language: English
Series: Scotland Yard's Murder Squad
Praise for Alex Grecian

The Devil’s Workshop is a historical thriller that moves quickly and surely, bringing Jack the Ripper back from the realm of nightmare to the streets of London. Saucy Jack may be one of the most disturbing characters ever written on the page—again.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
 
“In The Harvest Man, Grecian brings his graphic and dramatic skills to bear in a harrowing psychological drama, narrated with a visual accuracy that is the stuff of nightmares. Prepare yourself for a compelling mix of psychological thriller and historical mystery.” —Booklist (starred review)
 
“Grecian is skilled at creating menacing villains and sympathetic secondary characters. The nonstop action (in The Harvest Man) would make for a strong BBC America series.”
Library Journal
 
“Grecian has a remarkable way of pulling the reader in and down, into the swirling dark. We emerge from this tale dazed and awed.” —The Huffington Post