The border between Maine and Canada is porous. Anything can be smuggled across it: drugs, cash, weapons, people.
Now a group of disenchanted former soldiers has begun its own smuggling operation, and what is being moved is infinitely stranger and more terrifying than anyone can imagine. Anyone, that is, except private detective Charlie Parker, who has his own intimate knowledge of the darkness in men's hearts.
But the soldiers' actions have attracted the attention of the reclusive Herod, a man with a taste for the strange. And where Herod goes, so too does the shadowy figure that he calls the Captain. To defeat them, Parker must form an uneasy alliance with a man he fears more than any other, the killer known as the Collector . . .
"As ever with Connolly, the macabre narrative is couched in prose that is often allusive and poetic." —Barry Forshaw, Independent
"Visionary brand of neo-noir . . . terrifically exciting, tightly plotted . . . written in an uncommonly fine, supple, sensuous prose." —Irish Times
"Tremendous stuff, as Connolly's novels always are." —Mark Timlin, Independent on Sunday
"His latest plot is a clever mixture of quest and chase, written in prose that unfolds at warp speed, and rarely fails to sing." —The Observer
"This is a dramatic novel deeply involved in character development ... The Whisperers is an unusual addition to the Charlie Parker collection, and it is one that should not be missed." —Angel L. Soto, reviewingtheevidence.com
Atria Books, US & Canada hardcover, July 2010, ISBN: 9781439165195 Pocket Books, US & Canada paperback, June 2011, ISBN: 9781439165249 Hodder & Stoughton, UK, Ireland, Australia, etc. hardcover, May 2010, ISBN: 9780340993507 Hodder & Stoughton, UK, Ireland, Australia, etc. paperback, January 2011, ISBN: 9781444711189