"I believe this novel, his first, will gain cult status in the coming years."
Henry Bane reads about the murder of an Egyptian socialite who is front page news. Buried deeper in the newspaper is another brutal murder which shocks Bane to his core. It is this second death of a cheap prostitute that leads Bane on a path of discovery and revenge. For this second death was once the love of Bane’s life, a childhood sweetheart who he should have protected. Now he can no longer protect her, but he can avenge her. But first he must penetrate the cold exterior of the whore he calls ‘The Doll Princess’ to get to the inner circle he blames for this brutal murder.
Taking him through a Manchester in the 90’s, ravaged by the IRA, Bane insinuates himself deep in the murky depths of the city he grew up in. Soon Bane is beaten, bludgeoned, shot at but still determined. And by the time Bane finally arrives at the truth, there will be a veritable pile of bodies left in Bane’s wake.