The hardback novel from British horror writing legend, Shaun Hutson.
Sean Doyle faced danger, death and other things he'd rather forget during his time in the Counter Terrorist Unit. But times change, even if Doyle doesn't. He's older but no wiser and the world he knew has changed.
Now he finds himself working as a Private Security Consultant in Baghdad, still a city in turmoil. His job is to protect the men working on a new rail line from terrorist attacks. For Doyle, it seems like old times but this time it's a different kind of enemy. However, someone from his past arrives to offer him the kind of work he was made for. Doyle is given the chance to re-join the Counter Terrorist Unit.
The reason is that a case he worked on thirty years earlier has been re-opened. A man he thought was dead has been spotted in the company of the Russian Mafia. But how can this be? Doyle knows that he himself killed this man one fateful night in Ireland back in the eighties. The lure of his old life is too much but when he returns he discovers there are some catches.
After physical and psychological tests, he will have to work with a partner. A man half his age who seems to embody everything Doyle despises.
Between them, these two will have to hunt down the man who Doyle thought was dead. A man with limitless wealth, twisted desires and the mind of a monster. The man responsible for the death of the only woman Doyle ever loved. It's meant to be a mission but, for Doyle, it's what he does best. It's revenge.
However, when the time comes, he will find answers that threaten not only his life but his sanity. His old, blood spattered world will come hurtling back to engulf him and a decision must be made that defies reason.
Chase By Shaun Hutson - Horror Fiction Paperback -
Is there such a thing as a second chance in life?
And if there is, what price would anyone pay to take that second chance? David and Amy Carson will be given that elusive second chance but it will require them to plumb the very depths of their souls and their beliefs. As they and their eight year old daughter, Daisy are preparing for a dream holiday in America, they have no idea of the maelstrom of evil and madness they are entering. They've heard nothing of the series of child abductions and murders that have plagued the area they intend to visit. They know nothing of the crazed Cult that has spread terror throughout the state they are all looking forward to seeing. Nothing can prepare them for the violence, terror and depravity they are to face. As they travel along the highways of Colorado they are pursued not just by the forces of an unimaginable evil but also by the darkness within themselves. When the final confrontation comes, they will discover things about themselves they never wanted to know and never dared to imagine...
As a member of the Counter Terrorist Unit, Sean Doyle thought he'd seen it all.
Every violent act, every depraved action man could perpetrate against man but he is to discover that there are much worse things in this world than even he has encountered.
Tracking a group of renegade terrorists from London to the Republic of Ireland, Doyle and his partner must discover who is funding these men and why. What he discovers is beyond even his experience and threatens not just his life but his sanity too.
The trail of terror leads not just across Britain but to France as well where the monstrous deeds of a murderer who died four hundred years earlier still cast a dark and horrific shadow.
In the grisly frames of a stained glass window taken from the home of this vile killer lay the secret sought by so many for so long. The secret of immortality. And one man will stop at nothing to get it.
Sean Doyle is about to meet that man. Modern terrorism meets Medieval madness in a jaw-dropping climax that will make the living envy the dead...
"Britain's greatest living horror author." — Dark Side
"An expert in the art of keeping the reader turning the pages." — Time Out
"Hutson writes grippingly." — SFX Magazine
"The one that writes what others only dare imagine." - SUNDAY TIMES
Relics - Shaun Hutson - Classic horror from the godfather of gore
During an archaeological dig, a hidden chamber filled with the skulls of children is discovered. At first glance they seem to have been there for thousands of years but closer examination reveals a more shocking secret. The opening of the chamber triggers a series of horrific murders, each victim mutilated and their entrails used to form a different letter of the alphabet. Who is behind this outrage? And how is it linked to a subterranean chamber thousands of years old? Inspector Stephen Wallace must unmask this crazed killer. Is it the sadistic thug responsible for organising a series of barbaric dog fights? The mysterious recluse who holds Black Mass orgies for drug addicted teenagers? Or is it, in fact, something much worse? An evil so old, so vile and so powerful that it threatens to engulf everyone who comes near it. For Wallace, and possibly for the whole human race, time is running out fast. Something evil is waiting. Something monstrous is loose...