Carson Ryder/Harry Nautilus

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The Hundredth Man Publisher's Summary

A headless male torso found in the sweating heat of an Alabama night is assumed to be that of a murdered prostitute, killed in a moment of passion. The head of Mobile's police department would have it so, but Detective Carson Ryder sees something else: the deliberate placement of the remains, the lack of blood, the bizarre writing on the victim's skin.

Ryder has become a local celebrity after solving a series of brutal murders a year earlier, but his reputation is built on a terrible secret, stemming from his childhood: a secret he has kept from even his closest friend.

Another torso is found, with another, even stranger message, and the victim this time is no prostitute. Whatever Ryder's instincts about the case, however, the Byzantine manoeuvrings of departmental politics are interfering with the investigation. Are deliberate obstacles being placed in Ryder's way? And how does the chief pathologist's office tie in? Is there indeed a psychopathic killer out there in the night, or does the solution lie elsewhere? Ryder must get to the heart of the murders and grapple with the demons that are rising again from his own past.

©2004 Jack Kerley (P)2004 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, London UK
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  • Book 1

    • The Hundredth Man

    • By: J. A. Kerley
    • Narrated by: Kerry Shale
    • Length: 3 hrs and 59 mins
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    A headless male torso found in the sweating heat of an Alabama night is assumed to be that of a murdered prostitute, killed in a moment of passion. The head of Mobile's police department would have it so, but Detective Carson Ryder sees something else: the deliberate placement of the remains, the lack of blood, the bizarre writing on the victim's skin.

    Regular price: $8.25

  • Book 2

    • The Death Collectors

    • By: J. A. Kerley
    • Narrated by: Kerry Shale
    • Length: 3 hrs and 55 mins
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    Thirty years after his death, Marsden Hexcamp's "Art of the Final Moment" remains as sought after as ever. But this is no ordinary collection. Hexcamp's portfolio was completed with the aid of a devoted band of acolytes and half a dozen victims, each of whom was slowly tortured to death so that their final agonies could be distilled into art.

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  • Book 3

    • The Broken Souls

    • By: J. A. Kerley
    • Narrated by: Kerry Shale
    • Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
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    It looked like an abattoir when they found the mutilated body of the young journalist inside her car. And if Carson Ryder and his partner had known what they were getting into, they would never have taken the case. Too late, what looks like the work of a lone madman spreads tentacles that wrap themselves round all sorts of strange areas. And it's not long before attention focuses on the city's most unlikely suspects: a wealthy family whose philanthropy has made them famous and influential.

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