A Serpent Uncoiled (Paperback)
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Short Description for A Serpent Uncoiled A crime novel with a twist, A Serpent Uncoiled is a wry, witty and utterly unique take on the classic private eye novel.
- Published: 04 August 2011
- Format: Paperback 416 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780755335923 ISBN 10: 0755335929
- Sales rank: 569,113
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Full description for A Serpent Uncoiled
A missing mobster. A bizarre spiritualist society. And three deaths, linked by a chilling forensic detail. Working as an enforcer in London's criminal underworld brought Dan Shaper to the edge of a breakdown. Now he's a private investigator, kept perilously afloat by a growing cocktail of drugs. He needs to straighten-up and rebuild his life, but instead gets the attention of his old gangland masters and a job-offer from Mr George Glass. The elderly eccentric claims to be a New Age Messiah, but now needs a saviour of his own. He's been marked for murder. Adrift amidst liars and thugs, Shaper must push his capsizing mind to its limits: stalked not only by a unique and terrifying killer, but by the ghosts of his own brutal past.