After a tumultuous few months, I’m now ready to announce that Jessica Cartwright and Hikaru Arashi’s next adventure will be titled The City and the Dead!
Two months have passed since the events of The Scissors and the Sword.
Jessica Cartwright’s holiday is cut short when she is assigned to a new case; a quarantine patient has awoken from a coma at a local hospital and killed a nurse in an attempt to escape.
Hikaru, back from the dead, struggles to adapt to 21st-century life. Determined to hunt down his old nemesis in the present day, his journey puts him on a collision course with a new presence that stalks London: Another who has seen death, yet returned with a malign purpose.
Their twin investigations will force them to question their friendship as the city begins to slide into a state of chaos.
But when the dust settles, which will remain standing? The City? Or the Dead?
The outline is complete and I’ve started work on the first draft, so here’s hoping the book will be available before the end of 2017!