John Connolly’s ex-cop Charlie Parker thriller series, comprised of “Every Dead Thing,” “Dark Hollow,” “The Killing Kind” and “The White Road,” has garnered rave reviews and international best-seller spots. A master of crime fiction blended with supernatural elements, Connolly consistently offers up chilling prose, multi-layered characters, and enough suspense to keep the pages turning well into the night.

Set on the island of Sanctuary off the coast of Maine, “Bad Men” has dual narratives of past and present. In 1693, the settlers on the island were betrayed to their enemies and slaughtered. Since then, the tightly knit community has known 300 years of peace … until now. Edward Moloch, a bank robber, extortionist and murderer, escapes from jail and with his associates starts to track down his estranged and double-crossing wife. The terrified Marianne Elliot and her son have refuge on the island; and its police chief of sorts, Joe Dupree, a 7′ 2″ policeman, falls in love with her.

As Moloch and his band cut a bloody swathe through everything that stands between them and Marianne, they awaken the island’s restless souls seeking vengeance.

Dupree, determined to protect the lovely Marianne despite her muddy past, needs all his skills to fight what seems like a hopeless battle against forces both natural and otherwise.

Known for his skill at blending crime fiction with supernatural elements, Connolly writes in the tradition of American crime novels; but as an Irishman, he offers an outsider’s view of America’s dark and violent side. He lives in Dublin, Ireland.

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