The City and the Dead

Coming in 2017, the sequel to Ethan Fox’s The Scissors and the Sword and the second book in his Jessica Cartwright SeriesThe 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 man 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?

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