Scotland Yard's Murder Squad - and Jack the Ripper - return in the extraordinary new historical thriller from the author of the acclaimed national best seller The Yard.
In The Devil's Workshop, London discovered that Jack the Ripper was back, sending the city - and Scotland Yard's Murder Squad - into chaos. But now it is even worse. Not only is the Ripper still at large, but so is another killer just as bad.
For Inspector Walter Day, it has been a difficult time. His wife has given birth to twins, his hostile in-laws have come to stay, and a leg injury has kept him at his desk. But when the Harvest Man begins killing, carving people's faces off their skulls, the Yard knows they need Day in the field.
Not so Sergeant Nevil Hammersmith. Rash actions have cost him his job, but that doesn't stop his obsessive hunt for the Ripper. When the mutilated bodies of prostitutes start turning up again, Hammersmith enlists the help of a criminal network to stop Saucy Jack, his methods carrying him further and further from the ideals of the Yard, so far in fact that he may never be able to find his way back.
Of course the Ripper's been playing a game with him - with Walter Day as well. He is pushing both of them to their limits, and what happens when they get there...no one can say.
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Hard to put down
- J. Lindsey
The Harvest Man
No. This series has become more disorganized as it has progressed. I think it's time for Mr. Grecian to take a vacation and decide what he intends to do with this story.
I really enjoyed the first two books in this series. By the third book, Mr. Grecian started moving into a story line that was still somewhat enjoyable but becoming more difficult to understand and/or believe. The Harvest Man is so unbelievable and disorganized that I could only listen in short segments. I did finish the book because I wanted to be fair to Mr. Grecian, but he only dug the hole deeper. I was totally depressed by the time I heard the end of this book. I have no idea what Mr. Grecian intends to do with the rest of this story but I doubt I'll spend anymore money or time to find out.
I have always enjoyed listening to Mr. Curless's performances and this was no exception.