The Metonym Trilogy

Describing this is going to be tricky, so please bear with me…

So there’s a cop, a serial killer, several more cops, some more killers, some… people… best not to say too much about them, actually, and a dog. Gunfights, car chases, torture, ruminations on coffee and the nature of good and evil, a fair few deaths, existential musings and a lot of cognitive dissonance. Plus someone gets shot in the balls.

It’s not a comedy, although you can find humour in even the darkest of moments. It’s probably easiest just to say it’s a noir-ish thriller with some pretty important sci-fi elements.

Sounds good, yeah?

Oh, right.

Actually I’m going to have to think about this some more.





I’ve thought about it, so try this on for size…


Metonym: a word, name, or expression used as a substitute for something else with which it is closely associated; a crime/thriller/sci-fi/noir trilogy.

Book 1: Metonym

Barker, a pragmatic detective, hunts a serial killer, only to have his perception of reality challenged when he captures and confronts the man responsible for the deaths of several children.

Book 2: The Corruption

A doctor and a reporter get drawn into Barker’s world, reluctantly joining in his warped mission.

Book 3: The Swarm

Our trio of heroes—or possibly anti-heroes—confront their nemesis.


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