Pariah asks you to imagine being forced to cut yourself off from society.
You can’t go near your friends, your work colleagues, even your family.
Because if you do... they will die.
Imagine the pain of not being able to see your spouse and your children. You have to live apart from them. You can’t go into work. Your environment becomes a claustrophobic hotel room, with seemingly no escape. You cannot risk talking to strangers in case it is seen as an act of friendship that puts them in danger. It is the ultimate in solitary isolation.
How long could you bear to live like that?
How long would it be before you became desperate for it to end? So desperate, in fact, that you might be willing to sell your soul to anyone who offers you a way out?
NYPD detective Callum Doyle is about to learn the answers to these questions. It starts with the murder of his partner. But that’s only the beginning...
Pariah was Highly Commended in the Crime Writers’ Association Debut Dagger Awards. It has been variously described as a ‘slick, edgy and cinematic novel,’ and a ‘brilliant, fast-paced debut with taut, action-packed prose.’
About the Author
After taking his Bachelor’s degree and then a PhD, David Jackson became a full- time academic. He is married, with two daughters and a menagerie of animals.