Author: Elliott Hall
UK – Hodder
Germany – DTV
Italy – Nerri Pozza
The second novel in Elliott Hall’s neo-noir Strange trilogy, imagining a near future America governed by a Christian extremist administration and sliding into nightmare.
Isaac Taylor isn’t missing. According to government records, he never existed. PI Felix Strange isn’t convinced, not least because Isaac is an old army buddy. The man saved his life in Tehran, so the least Strange can do is dig up some leads. Strange soon discovers Isaac isn’t the only one missing. All over the country, young and old, men and women, the good and the trying-to-be, are disappearing – quite literally without a trace. If Strange doesn’t figure out what’s happening fast, someone close to him will fall into a patch of thin air.
A dark and compelling thriller, The Rapture is a brilliantly realised depiction of a society all too chillingly close to our own. The second in the Strange trilogy it pays homage to the genius of Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler and James Ellroy, while offering a wholly original take on the noir genre.