The Last Commandment is a transatlantic serial killer thriller with a twist of Biblical proportions.
Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Thou shalt keep the Sabbath day holy. Thou shalt not kill...
Christmas 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.
A professor of ancient mythology, a sculptor of curious idols, frontman of The Blasphemers. It seems the killer is meting out their own version of Biblical justice, punishing those who transgress the Ten Commandments. With seven commandments left, Grant puts the Met's best detectives on the case, scouring the capital before the zealot can strike again.
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 they reach the final commandment.
'Gory but gripping, Shepherd never allows the pace to slow, and the climax is suitably Old Testament' Daily Mail
'An enthralling mystery that will hook you on the very first page and keep you turning until the last' Karin Slaughter
'A fast-paced tale that weds its golden-age homage to some serious violence. Sinners beware' Kirkus
'A gem of a thriller, not to be missed' Michael Koryta
'A serial killer novel with just the right amount of intensity (and) suspense' Bookreporter
'An engrossing, fast-paced story... Well worth reading' Bishop's Stortford Independent