Ever since a grim killer has been spreading death along the coast of Kerry, the Irish Riviera has been living in fear. Coldly, methodically, he murders innocent, randomly chosen victims, seemingly following the most ancient of rites, and at each crime scene he leaves the same clue, a small wooden tablet on which is carved an enigmatic inscription. When Deirdre McNeill, a young and brilliant academic from Dublin, is approached for her expertise by the County Police and its imposing superintendent, Sean McKenna, she does not for one moment imagine what lies in store for her: An unbelievable, breathtaking race that will lead her on the trail of the Druids and Celts of Gaelic Ireland …
Pierre-Olivier Lombarteix is an English lecturer at Orleans University. He lived for a long time in Ireland, a country he still often visits, carrying out research into its early populations. As a linguist, he also trains French police officers who are sent on UN missions. His books include Ogham and Trèfle noir (Black Shamrock), published by Le Temps as part of the “Noir Premiers” collection in March and Novembre 2016 respectively.
Key Sales Points
– A thriller that transports the reader to the unfamiliar, green landscapes of Ireland.
– A dark, immersive dive into the Druidic culture and pagan rites of the Celtic lands.
– A writer who specializes in the British Isles and their mysterious early peoples.