TWO BROTHERS: Cicero Grimes - freelance psychiatrist and one-man detox unit in America's white trash Deep South; and Luther Grimes - bad news Vietnam veteran and smack dealer. They hate each other, and only they know why. EX-HOOKER AND COKE HEAD: Callie Carter is on the run - with one million dollars stolen from her evangelist husband's bank.CORRUPT, SADISTIC POLICE CAPTAIN Clarence Jefferson wants to get his hands on the preacher's money. But even more, he wants to break Cicero apart, to find out the real reason why he has spent years hunting his brother like a mad dog. BAD CITY BLUES - Tim Willock's breathtaking first novel is raw, powerful, unforgettable.
The thrilling, bloody and glorious new novel, from the master of the epic tale, Tim Willocks, author of The Religion
Paris, August 23rd, 1572What do you do when your wife disappears
In the middle of the bloodiest massacre in European history
And you know she is about to give birth to your only child?Three wars of religion have turned Paris into a fetid cauldron of hatred, intrigue and corruption. The Royal Wedding, intended to heal the wounds, has served only to further poison the fanatics of either creed. But Carla could not have known that when she accepted an invitation to the ceremony. When Mattias Tannhauser rides into town, on Saint Bartholomew's Eve, his only intention is to find her and take her home. But as the massacre of tens of thousands of Huguenots begins, and the city plunges into anarchy, Carla is abducted by Grymonde, the grotesque gang leader of the Yards, and Tannhauser finds himself imprisoned in the Louvre, at the centre of a vicious conspiracy. Wanted by the law, the assassins' guild, and a militant army who call themselves the Pilgrims of Saint-Jacques, Tannhauser must rise to pitiless extremes even he has never known before. With no one to help him but a stable boy, he wades into a river of blood without knowing what lies on the other side. As he harrows Hell in search of his beloved
His destiny is changed forever by
The Twelve Children Of Paris...
Tim Willocks is a novelist, screenwriter and producer. He was born in Cheshire in 1957 and has lived in London, Barcelona, Los Angeles, New York, Paris, County Kerry, and Rome. After qualifying as a doctor from University College Hospital Medical School, he went on to specialize in psychiatry and addiction. Translated into twenty languages, his novels include The Religion - the first novel to feature Mattias Tannhausaer - Bad City Blues, and Green River Rising. He has worked with major Hollywood directors, dined at the White House and holds a black belt in Shotokan karate. His new book, The Twelve Children of Paris, also featuring Tannhausaer, is set during the Saint Bartholomew's Day Massacre of 1572.
Their god is War. And every god needs his Devil. THE RELIGIONMalta, 1565. The greatest war the world has ever seen is unleashed on the doomed island as the Turks do battle with the Knights. The Knights call themselves The Religion. The Turks call them the Hounds of Hell.Back in Sicily, the beautiful, rich Carla pines for her bastard son, lost in the bloody inferno across the water.Enter Mattias Tannhauser - warrior, hero and double agent. Under Carla's command, he embarks on a death-defying mission to save her son. But can he evade the Inquisition and escape to run the Turkish blockade to victory in time?