From the creator, writer, and executive producer of the HBO series True Detective and soon to be a major motion picture comes a dark and visceral novel set along the wastelands of Galveston. On the same day Roy Cady is diagnosed with a terminal illness, he learns that his employer has put a hit out on him. After narrowly escaping an attempt on his life, Cady goes on the run with a young prostitute named Rocky and her three-year-old sister, from New Orleans to Galveston, Texas. But though they run, they cannot hide in this explosive, atmospheric, impossible-to-pause thrill ride.
Set in a variety of Southern landscapes, these startling stories excavate the ambiguous terrain of the human heart. Pizzolatto finds beauty in loneliness as his characters attempt to bridge the gulfs between themselves and others, past and present, and sometimes the even wider chasms that separate them from their true selves.
"Dark, hopeless tales"
From the creator of the hit HBO series True Detective comes a powerful, gleaming-dark thriller rich with Southern atmosphere. Roy Cady is by his own admission 'a bad man'. With a snow flurry of cancer in his lungs and no one to live for, he's a walking time-bomb of violence. Following a fling with his boss' lover, he's sent on a routine assignment he knows is a death trap. Yet after a smoking spasm of violence, Roy's would-be killers are mostly dead and he is mostly alive.
New Orleans 1987: Das Leben des Syndikat-Killers Roy Cady nimmt eine abrupte Wendung, als bei ihm Lungenkrebs diagnostiziert wird und sein Boss ihn wegen einer Eifersuchtsgeschichte umlegen lassen will. Nur knapp kann er dem Anschlag entgehen und dabei sogar ein junges Mädchen retten. Zusammen mit dessen kleiner Schwester fliehen sie an die texanische Küste und stranden in einem heruntergekommenen Motel in Galveston.