The Black Shepherd (Eurocrimes Thriller Book 2) by Steven Savile
English | 2019 | Mystery/Thriller | ePUB | 1.1 Mb
The Black Shepherd : rankie Varg of the Eurocrimes Division heads to Tallinn, Estonia, in search of her young cousin who’s believed to have dropped out of university to join One World, a religion many believe to be nothing more than a fanatical cult.
Hot on her heels is her field partner Peter Ash, who’s searching for the identity of a woman’s charred body found in the woods close to Tallinn. When Peter arrives in the city, he finds Frankie attempting to infiltrate One World by posing as a runaway sleeping rough. Brought into One World’s all-encompassing embrace, Frankie is shown the work the organisation does with the homeless around the world. But is it all a cover-up for their more nefarious activities? Who is their leader, the mysterious Shepherd? What clues will the burnt body uncover . . . and is Frankie out of her depth?
“She followed him, enjoying the feel of the fresh falling snow against her cheeks.
It was cold without being unbearable, but the promise of much worse was in the sky.
‘In here,’ the man said, pushing open the door to the largest building. It was some kind of meeting hall. There were chairs laid out in rows facing the front, six more looking back at them. ‘Come on, inside. Seats up front.’ He ushered them in, then left, locking the door behind him.
‘Are you excited?’ one of the girls asked, her voice too loud in the churchlike quiet of the hall.
There were candles along one wall that threw flickering light across the chairs.
‘We should sit,’ another said. ‘He told us to sit.’
But she didn’t move.
‘I can’t wait to see him again,’ the same excited girl said. She knew it was the silence, it made you want to fill it.
She didn’t feel like feeding it.
A key rattled in the lock and the door opened.
The man they knew as The Shepherd stood in the doorway. He had long dark hair that cascaded halfway down his back and a smudge of black beneath his eyes that made him look like a fading rock star. It was his eyes that had attracted her first. They had made her think that, for the first time in a very long time, everything was going to be all right.
He offered them a brilliant white smile, and just like that five of the six girls were his. Their expressions were nothing short of rapturous.
It made her skin crawl.”