Winner: 2000 Shamus Award (Best First P.I. Novel)
Nominee: 1999 Bram Stoker Award (First Novel)
Nominee: 2000 Barry Award (Best British Crime Novel)
Haunted by the unsolved slayings of his wife and young daughter, and tormented by his sense of guilt, former NYPD detective Charlie Parker is a man consumed by violence, regret and the desire for revenge.
But when his ex-partner asks him to track down a missing girl, Parker embarks on an odyssey that is to lead him to the heart of organized crime; to an old black woman who dwells by a Louisiana swamp and hears the voices of the dead; to cellars of torture and murder; and to a serial killer unlike any other, an artist who uses the human body as his canvas and takes faces as his prize, the killer known only as the Travelling Man.
©1999 John Connolly
Hodder & Stoughton (UK, Ireland, Australia, etc.)
HB - 485 pages - 21/01/1999 - ISBN: 0340728973
Simon & Schuster (US & Canada)
HB - 400 pages - 11/05/1999 - ISBN: 0684857146