Front Cover
HarperCollins, 1999 - Detective and mystery stories - 483 pages
54 Reviews
DCI Red Metcalfe has the knack of being able to get under the skin and into the minds of the deranged killers he is seeking. In this chilling serial-murder novel his latest case involves a set of crimes that go beyond chilling during a London heatwave.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

Brilliant - impressive story and excellent ending. - Goodreads
Cracking plot, sizzling tension and very gory. - Goodreads
Good research on Apostles, and not a bad read. - Goodreads
liked the story but not the ending - Goodreads
Lots of action and a very impressive ending. - Goodreads
Interesting ending too. - Goodreads

Review: Messiah

User Review  - Brian Talbot - Goodreads

Excellent writing, great character development, skillful slow release of the truth. i was involved with Red from page one and always wanted to read just one more page. between this and Vodka, I can't wait for more from Starling. Read full review

Review: Messiah

User Review  - Liz - Goodreads

Brilliant - impressive story and excellent ending. Slightly gory, but fascinating. Read full review

All 21 reviews »

Common terms and phrases

About the author (1999)

Boris Starling has worked as a reporter on the Sun and the Daily Telegraph and most recently for a company which specialises in kidnap negotiation, clandestine investigations and political risk analysis. He was one of the youngest-ever contestants on Mastermind in 1996 and went to the semi-finals with his subject: the novels of Dick Francis. Boris studied at Cambridge and currently lives in London.

Bibliographic information