Jack Madigan has the perfect life. He runs a mission in the Bronx and his wife Kerry is about to have their first child. Sadistic sociopath Ernie Mason is released from prison, the poor black kid from the Bronx who has been brutalised by a lifetime of abuse, drugs and crime until he becomes a killer; a walking time-bomb. He gets drunk, steals a car and goes joyriding in central Manhattan. Ernie Mason hits Kerry full on, killing her instantly and killing himself. The bottom falls out of Jack Madigan's life until he is offered the chance to say a final goodbye to Kerry on 'the other side'. But there is a price to pay. He must allow a recently departed soul to occupy his body while he is in spiritual limbo. Guess who?
- Paperback | 514 pages
- 127 x 203 x 26mm | 503g
- 30 Jun 2015
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- Illustrations, black and white
About David Callinan
David Callinan is the author of sci-fi classic Fortress Manhattan and co-author of bestselling guide to holistic health The 10 Minute Miracle. Born into a family in the west of Ireland he grew up in the UK. After graduating from art school he did a host of jobs from telegraphist to salesman - busked around Europe then rediscovered Irish music and formed The Spalpeens. In his early teens he appeared in films such as The Lion In Winter and Sinful Davey and scores of television advertisements. Later, he formed Urban Clearway, touring and performing with artists such as Elton John, Billy Connolly and Rod Stewart. He co-wrote a Celtic rock opera for the Edinburgh Festival. 'Pucka-Ri' starred Pierce Brosnan and became one of the hits of the Fringe, before transferring to the Arts Theatre in London. Latterly, an earlier spacey, folk-rock album, Freedom's Lament, recorded by Callinan-Flynn, has emerged as a highly sought after title on the Internet. He has written screenplays, thrillers, YA fantasy and a children's chapter book series. He lives in Herefordshire.