An explosive debut novel - THE LEVELS is a dark, urban gothic thriller guaranteed to appeal fans of Child and Kernick.
On the outskirts of Newport, on the US East Coast, lies an abandoned housing project: the Levels.
Inhabited by Newport's homeless population, the Levels are run by the all-powerful Sorrow.
As THE LEVELS opens, ex-CIA agent Nate Turner, who is in the Levels to find out who has just tried to kill him, meets a 14-year-old girl Ghost.
Ghost is a Fury, one of Sorrow's trained, teenage assassins looking for a way back to her normal life.
Also in the Levels is Kate, a suspended cop, who has been told that she has only days to live after being attacked, and infected, by the Beast, a serial killer working the streets.
The Beast is out for revenge on Kate's new employer, who he believes created the infection that's killing him, an infection that has also been released into the Levels.
Now Ghost is trying to escape Sorrow, Kate is looking for the Beast and Turner is looking for answers.
One thing's for sure, some people aren't going to survive the fallout...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 352 pages
- Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
- Publication Date: 05/08/2010
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780755371143