The Charlie Parker Collection 1-4: Every Dead Thing, Dark Hollow, The Killing Kind, The White Road (Charlie Parker Box Set)

By John Connolly

The first 4 novels within the Charlie Parker sequence, on hand jointly as a digital-only package deal.

Former NYPD Charlie Parker first looks in each lifeless factor on a quest for the killer of his spouse and daughter. he's a guy fed on via violence, guilt and the will for revenge. while his ex-partner asks him to trace down a lacking lady, Parker embarks on a grim odyssey throughout the bowels of organised crime to a special serial killer: The traveling Man.

In darkish hole, deepest detective Charlie Parker embarks on a nerve-shredding manhunt and closes in on his top suspect. yet another person is monitoring them both.

Parker's empathy with the powerless sufferers of crime is becoming ever more desirable. It makes him a usual option to examine the dying of Grace Peltier within the KILLING type - a demise that looks to be a suicide. Genial killers Angel and Louis subscribe to Parker back as he descends right into a honeycomb global populated through darkish angels and misplaced souls.

In THE WHITE street, a black formative years faces the dying penalty for rape and homicide; his sufferer, the daughter of 1 of the wealthiest males in South Carolina. it's a case with its roots in previous evil, and outdated evil is Charlie Parker's speciality. Evil males from his previous unite to particular a negative revenge at the inner most detective.

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