THE PAST IS BETTER LEFT UNEXPLORED
ABANDON ALL HOPE, YE WHO ENTER HERE
When investigative reporter Peter Webber discovers the remains of a young woman in the old Eastown Theatre, he finds himself pitted against a serial killer who uses the bodies of his victims to recreate medieval visions of hell inside Detroit’s landmark ruins. As the body count continues to rise, he and Detective Aundray Rogers must embark upon their own descent into the underworld, one that mirrors the decline of the Motor City, if they’re to have any chance of stopping the murderer before it’s too late.
With the city deteriorating around them, they learn that the abandoned buildings aren’t the only things that have been condemned.
“The amount of research and detail that went into this book is amazing. It is one of the few books that I have read where I felt like I could picture exactly what every building looked like in my head, every brick — as if I were actually there.” —Amazon Reviewer
“This was an all-consuming novel that you won’t want to put down once you’ve started it. McBride has come out with some incredibly strong novels and novellas in the past few years, but this one just pushes its way up to the top in terms of its character-driven and atmospheric tension.” —Amazon Reviewer
“Like all of McBride’s work, it is meticulously researched with regard to locale, and in this case, literature. Characters are interesting. Action is non-stop, and the puzzles are intriguing. This book and the exceptional Sunblind, however, have a social commentary subtext that gives them an extra layer of meaning and makes them even more realistic. Bravo for another good read and a unique approach to both a plot and a cultural problem.” —Amazon Reviewer
“This book brought back emotions I’ve tried hard to suppress. I myself was born and raised in Detroit, had three children there, I spent 30 years wondering when things were going to get better but instead I watched as the elementary school I went to got bulldozed and the middle school I went to shut down. I watched as block after block turned from kid filled neighborhoods to abandoned and burnt out houses. As a kid I have great memories of Belle Isle, I once took my kids there to share my memories and it was a shell of once was. This book held a lot of truth, hope, frustration, violence and emotion. Very well done considering the author never lived in Detroit. I’m very glad I came upon this book.” —Amazon Reviewer