A Scotland Yard detective tracks a serial killer from London to New York City
Christmastime in London. When three seemingly unconnected victims are murdered with matching sequential Roman numerals carved into their foreheads, Metropolitan Police Commander Austin Grant finds his answer in one of the last places he’d expect: the Holy Bible. Each of the deaths correspond to a transgression of one of the Ten Commandments, and Grant must find the killer before the remaining Commandments are commemorated with homicides.
Unfortunately for Grant, the next victim with a number on their forehead turns up not in London, but across the pond at the iconic St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City, turning this English murder case into a transatlantic manhunt spanning two global metropolises, each with its own rich history and culture. Commander Grant must team up with a charming NYPD detective named John Frankel, as well as his own estranged daughter Rachel—a cunning investigative reporter with conflicting feelings about her father.
The Last Commandment is the third novel by acclaimed screenwriter and producer Scott Shepherd, whose decades of television writing experience shine through in the swift pace and character-driven storytelling of this devilishly fun, page-turning mystery. Flipping the “buddy cop” story on its head with a touch of Old Testament fatalism, this twisty tale leads from the seedy back-alleys of Piccadilly to the Grande Dame hotels of Midtown Manhattan and back again.
This is a story which has you captivated all the way through. It all begins with the murder of a rock star in England and is quickly followed by two more. But the killer does not stay there. He travels across the pond to continue his agenda with a murder in NYC. His agenda…The Ten Commandments!
Scotland Yard Detective Austin Grant is on his last case. He is retiring at the end of the year. So he fully intends to wrap up this case quickly. But, he must team up with NYC detective John Frankel.
I love the characters in this tale, especially Austin Grant. He is humble and that comes across well. Not every author can create a character like this and maintain him all the way through. But Scott Shepherd did! I cannot wait for his next book! I am anxious to see what kind of twisted story he comes up with next!
Need a good murder mystery…OH BOY! This is it! Grab your copy today.
I received this novel for a honest review.