A brilliant debut thriller from new talent Oliver Stark. The American Devil is stalking New York's streets. Will a cop and a psychiatrist be able to stop him? Detective Tom Harper, one of the New York Police Department's star homicide detectives, is on administrative leave for striking a superior officer when the city is left reeling by a series of brutal murders. Young socialites are being targeted by one of the most gruesome killers New York has ever seen and the top brass know that Harper is the only detective who has a chance of stopping the newly dubbed 'American Devil' before he strikes again. With Harper already living on the edge, they have no choice but to appoint psychiatrist, and new profiler, Denise Levene, to oversee his return. But as the murders escalate Harper and Levene find that they must work together if they are to find the killer. The American Devil is in their city and he wants to play...the only question is do Harper and Levene have what it takes to bring him down?
Oliver Stark has been writing for as long as he can remember. As a teenager, he was an avid fan of American detective stories and made his first attempt at crime fiction at the age of sixteen. Needless to say, this never reached publication. After trying a wide variety of jobs, from working in a bookies to managing a pub, he finally gave in to his passion for reading and went on to study and then teach literature. Oliver now lives in London with his wife and children. AMERICAN DEVIL is Oliver's first novel, and the first in a proposed crime thriller series featuring Tom Harper and Denise Levene.