Walters, Michael Shadow Walker

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Set in a country struggling to come to terms with the legacy of its past and the promise of its future, The Shadow Walker is a gripping thriller that introduces Inspector Nergui of the Mongolian Serious Crime squad. As winter's first snow falls on Ulan Baatar, the mutilated body of a British geologist is found in the city's most expensive hotel, apparently the fourth victim of a serial killer. With political pressure to solve the crimes mounting, Negrui, ex-head of the Serious Crime Squad, is ordered back to his former role, building an uneasy working relationship with his successor and protege, Doripalam, and with Drew McLeish, a senior British CID officer sent out to support the investigation. But the murders continue - leading the officers through the disused factories of the decaying city, out on to the steppes among nomadic herdsmen and illegal gold prospectors, and down into the barren landscapes of the Gobi. And then McLeish himself is kidnapped. With political tensions mounting and time draining away, Nergui and Doripalam piece together a case that encompasses both personal tragedy and shadowy commercial interests in Mongolia's vast mineral and energy reserves. And, finally, in a long-abandoned warehouse amongst the decaying Soviet-era factories of Ulan Baatar, Nergui comes face to face with the only figure who can bring the story to its shattering conclusion.

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"Compulsive reading and the descriptions of Mongolia are richly enjoyable. I look forward to another bloodthirsty visit with Nergui as my guide." Independent (Independent)

Walters ably brings his uncommon setting to teeming life.' Guardian (Guardian)

Walters cuts between the search and the gagged victim with nail-biting skill. compulsive reading.' Independent (Independent)

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"Ulan Baatar, Mongolia. Death is no stranger to the wintry streets of Mongolia's capital, but the body found in an unlit alley behind Sukh Bataar Square is unusual. It has no head and no hands - and the police have no leads and no suspects. As the city freezes, three more mutilated bodies are discovered. But Nergui, chief of the Serious Crimes Team, is no nearer to catching the killer. Still without a lead, he can only wait for the murderer to strike again. And again. Following a trail of dead that leads him from the disused factories of Ulan Baatar's decaying suburbs to the bleak emptiness of the steppes, Nergui begins to suspect that the butchery is the work of more than one hand, and that its savagery conceals an altogether more sinister agenda. "An intriguing police procedural, with a formidable sleuth ... a promising debut" Sunday Telegraph "Compulsive reading ... richly enjoyable. I look forward to another bloodthirsty visit with Nergui" Independent"

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