The Broken Ones by Stephen M. Irwin
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In the near-future murder is still the same. Its who’s watching that’s different.

The worldwide aftershock of what becomes known as "Gray Wednesday" is immediate and catastrophic, leaving governments barely functioning and economies devastated. Hollow-eyed apparitions appear, haunting their loved ones and others. But some things never change. When Detective Mariani discovers the grisly remains of an anonymous murder victim in the city sewage system, his investigation will pit him against a corrupt police department and a murky cabal conspiring for power in the new world order. Then there is the matter of the dead boy who haunts his every moment. . . .


About Stephen M. Irwin

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STEPHEN M. IRWIN lives in Brisbane, Australia, with his wife and son. The Dead Path is his first novel.
Published August 7, 2012 by Anchor. 368 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Horror, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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When Oscar's dirty superiors order him to back off the case, which involves the abduction, torture and murder of disabled girls from a nursing home, he goes rogue, losing his loyal female partner on the force in the process.

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Irwin (The Dead Path) works a highly original idea—an unexplained cosmic catastrophe has left everyone in the world haunted by a persistent personal ghost that only they can see—into an engrossing hard-boiled thriller.

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Mariani's own ghost, a dead young man who is a stranger to him, may be his only hope.

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ABC Perth

Neither pure horror nor run-of-the-mill police procedural crime fiction, The Broken Ones is a supernatural thriller that is full of dark ideas, scary characters and horrifying glimpses of a terrible future.

Feb 17 2012 | Read Full Review of The Broken Ones: A Novel

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