To 19-year-old Ghost, former gangland abductee turned killer, framed for murder, little Sam is her ticket home. To Cole, professional thief whose last job went spectacularly wrong and cost the life of the woman he loved, he's his path to redemption. To teenage Filipino gang member Eddie, grieving for his own little brother, he's a way of getting revenge.
But Sam's no ordinary kid, and they're not the only ones looking for him. He's the heir to a gangland empire like no other on Earth, hidden away by a member of an underground hacker group fearing for his life. The race to find him will run from the US East Coast to the typhoon-blasted sprawl of near-future Metro Manila and the street gang dueling ground they call 'Murder Park'.
And finding him is just the start.
PRAISE FOR JOHN RICKARDS:
"A huge talent" - Steve Mosby (Black Flowers, The 50/50 Killer)
"Breathlessly classy" - The Telegraph
"One of the most talented and original voices out there" - Jason Pinter (The Fury, The Darkness)
"Smart and original" - Allan Guthrie (Two-Way Split, Kiss Her Goodbye)
"Tight and brutal as a clenched fist" - Ray Banks (No More Heroes, Donkey Punch)
"Intense, intelligent, engaging" - Elizabeth A. White
"[Rickards] has a definite flair for noir" - Adventures Of A Bookonaut
"Tight and fast-paced" - The Fringe
"Viscerally realized but also broodingly symbolic" - Crimeculture