Detective Inspector Brian McDone is ready to retire. Exhausted after years of challenging cases and personal battles, he wants nothing more than to ease through his final year of employment so he can spend more time with his growing family.
But when two bodies are dragged out of a canal, brutalised and butchered in ritualistic fashion, Brian is forced to lead one final fight against the criminal underworld of Lancashire.
As the body count grows and the mystery thickens, Brian fast discovers dark secrets that put his life — and his family’s life — in jeopardy.
Packed with suspenseful twists and unpredictable turns, Ritual is the fifth book in the acclaimed Brian McDone Mystery series from author Ryan Casey.