LONDON solicitor Libby Butler’s life is in a mess. Her affair with her boss is going nowhere as is her position in a city law firm. A narrow escape from the knife of south London’s elusive serial murderer, The Vampire Killer, has challenged her outward bravado and left her nerves in tatters.
When duty calls Libby to a police station in the middle of the night, she meets the enigmatic Gabriel Radley. Dressed like an ancient warrior, Gabriel has a habit of disappearing from police custody and danger appears to dog him.
Gabriel is searching for a ‘stone’, its value ‘beyond human imagination’, that will help bring a ‘monster’ to justice. When Libby agrees to help him, she plunges her life into grave danger where no one is safe.
A cult who call themselves The Awakened, a gangland thug and his henchman, a female assassin, a detective chief inspector from Scotland Yard, and even the serial killer, all become inadvertently embroiled in the chase for the stone and the pivotal force of Gabriel.
As the death toll rises, Libby is forced to face herself, learn the true value of life and the potent significance of the Sleeping Warrior within
I really enjoyed reading this book. The main character, Libby Butler, is very unique. I liked that she’s flawed, it brings much more realistic trait to her. Gabriel Radley is an interesting character also and I couldn’t wait to find out more about his mysterious life.
I’m glad that it wasn’t just a typical fantasy story, that it had a crime mystery compelling enough to keep me at the edge of my seat.
It was a very good debut novel and I’m sure I’ll read other works by Sara Bain.