Detective Chief Inspector Frank Castle never caught the Woodlands Killer and it almost destroyed him. Now years later, mauled by the press, and traumatised by nightmares, he is faced with a copycat killer with detailed inside knowledge of the original case. He and his partner DI Jacki Stone enter a deadly labyrinth, and at its centre is the man Castle believes was responsible for the first killings. He's running a sinister cult and playing dark mind games with the police. The investigation has a shattering effect on the lives of Castle and Stone. The killer is crucifying politicians, and he keeps raising the stakes and slipping through their hands. Dark coded ritualistic killings are being carried out on high profile figures and the body count is rising. Castle employs a brilliant psychologist to help him solve the case, and he begins to dig into the killer's psyche. But some psychopaths are cleverer than others. 'Apostle Rising' is an extremely powerful Noir Crime story that contains a unique twist, timed to perfection by the author. It is a dark, layered narrative with detailed psychological profiling, and a chilling dimension of horror.
Richard Godwin is a widely published crime and horror writer as well as a produced playwright. He was born in London and obtained a BA and MA in English and American Literature from King's College London. He has travelled the world extensively and lectured and worked in property. His second novel, 'Mr. Glamour', published by Black Jackal Books, was released on April 12, 2012 as a paperback. It is about a world of wealthy, beautiful people who can buy anything, except safety from the killer in their midst. His short stories have appeared in many magazines and anthologies, among them 'The Mammoth Book Of Best British Crime' and 'The Big Book Of Bizarro'. Links to all of his stories can be found on the Magazines page of his website at http://www.richardgodwin.net/magazines. He is a skilled interviewer and publishes his interviews with other authors as Chin Wags At The Slaughterhouse in the Blog section of his website at http://richardgodwin.net/. A full list of his works can also be found at his website.
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