‘If you could save a million lives by taking one …. would you?’
Veteran Homicide Detective Gabriel Quinn aka “The Celebrity Cop” is back on the case after a personal tragedy has left him emotionally bare. He’s raw, but resolved to catch a psychic serial killer stalking the streets of Los Angeles.
With cryptic clues left at each crime scene, Quinn is faced with the seemingly impossible task of piecing together the bizarre puzzle – following signs that point toward a killer whose motive questions everything he believes in.
When the same style killings show up in Vegas, the dogged Detective finds himself more involved in the murders than he dared imagine.
What he thought was just another nut case in need of cracking suddenly escalates into a dangerous and very personal game of cat and mouse, compelling him to question his own belief system as he is drawn ever closer to an unthinkable conclusion …
‘If you could save a million lives by taking one … would you?’
‘Your narrative is fantastic … You naturally have a phenomenal commercial voice … Your natural ability at commercial fiction is very rare. To find such a mass market eye and understanding is fantastic … A rare talent.’
‘The plotting and ideas behind the murders are very impressive and something I rarely see … You 100% have all the ingredients … [Killing Hope] blew me away.’
Camilla Wray, Crime & Thrillers Agent
Darley Anderson Literary Agency
“Up there with the greats” I Love New York – (Burns Country), UK
“I am an avid reader of the great crime/thriller writers such as Patterson, Child, Connelly, Lehane etc etc but this book has to rank as being equal to these great authors. It’s one of the best books I have read in a long time. The style of writing is every bit up there with top authors and never at any time was there an inkling as to who the killer was. What a gob smacking ending. This author now goes on my list of “those I must look out for”. Absolutely brilliant.”
“New Hammet/Chandler” Jon P. Bloch – Connecticut, USA
“Houghton writes jaw-droppingly well. He has a poet’s love of language which he uses to maintain a perfect pitch throughout the tale. This is a book that you can’t put down not only because the story has you hooked, but because the author simply dazzles the reader with his writing style.”
“Worth 6 Stars!!” CJ – West Yorkshire, UK
“Have you ever read a novel that is so good, you do not want it to end, but at the same time want to rush through to know what happens? Well, this is one of those books. Upon reading it you can add me to the list of readers who felt it was amazing!!”
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