<p><b>A transatlantic serial killer thriller with a twist of Biblical proportions.</b></p><p><i>Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Thou shalt keep the Sabbath day holy. Thou shalt not kill.</i></p><p>Christmastime in London: a period of joy and togetherness. Not for Metropolitan Police Commander Austin Grant, though. Three dead bodies have turned up on his patch, and the only thing they have in common is a number carved into their foreheads.</p><p>A professor of ancient mythology, a sculptor of curious idols, frontman of The Blasphemers. It seems the killer is meting out their own justice, Biblically, punishing those who transgress the Ten Commandments. With seven commandments left, Grant sets the Met's best detectives to the case, scouring the capital before the zealot can strike again.</p><p>But soon enough, a fourth victim turns up. In New York City. It appears Grant has a transatlantic manhunt on his hands. He's going to need all the help he can get from the NYPD if he's to stop the killer – before he reaches the last commandment.</p>
<p>In this transatlantic thriller, Scotland Yard detective Austin Grant must track a serial killer targeting those who transgress the Ten Commandments from London to New York.</p>
'A serial killer seems to be taking his cues from Agatha Christie and Ellery Queen ... A fast-paced tale that weds its golden-age homage to some serious violence. Sinners beware'
'An enthralling mystery that will hook you on the very first page and keep you turning until the last. Shepherd's signature storytelling is on full display'
'Scott Shepherd is a marvelous storyteller, and <i>The Last Commandment</i> is further proof of his abilities. Smart, funny, and layered with a terrific sense of time and place, the story rockets from one twist to the next while always deepening the questions of family, trust, and the weight of old sins. A gem of a thriller, not to be missed'
'A twisty, turny, globetrotting tale filled with mystery and suspense'
F. Paul Wilson
'Ingeniously constructed and breathlessly told, <i>The Last Commandment</i> is Scott Shepherd at his gripping best'
<p>Serial killer thriller with a high-concept premise: a vigilante is killing people for breaking the ten commandments.</p>
<p>Scott Shepherd is a veteran writer/producer/show-runner with years of experience running network series; his production and screenwriting credits include <i>The Equalizer</i>, <i>Miami Vice</i>, <i>The Outer Limits</i>, <i>Haven</i>, and <i>Quantum Leap</i>.</p>
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