Meet Detective Chief Inspector John Luther.

He's a murder detective.

A near-genius.

He's brilliant; he's intense; he's instinctive.

He's obsessional. He's dangerous.

DCI John Luther has an extraordinary clearance rate. He commands outstanding loyalty from friends and colleagues. Nobody who ever stood at his side has a bad word to say about him. And yet there are rumours that DCI Luther is bad - not corrupt, not on the take, but tormented. Luther seethes with a hidden fury that at times he can barely control. Sometimes it sends him to the brink of madness, making him do things he shouldn't; things way beyond the limits of the law.

The Calling, the first in a new series of novels featuring DCI John Luther, takes us into Luther's past and into his mind. It is the story of the case that tore his personal and professional relationships apart and propelled him over the precipice. Beyond fury, beyond vengeance. All the way to murder…


Neil Cross

Neil Cross lives in New Zealand with his wife and two sons.  in 2006 Neil began working for Spooks, the BBC drama series set in the MI5 world of espionage.  In 2007, the Spooks production company Kudos asked Neil to work as lead writer for the Spooks Series 6.  He wrote four episodes of ten including the epic opening two parter.  The series will air in the UK in late 2007.  Neil is now working on a number of other television and film projects, as well as a new novel.

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