A Chinese astronaut is found dead in a NASA training environment in Houston, Texas. No-one can explain how he got there. Amid fears of a diplomatic catastrophe, the CIA dispatches Timothy ‘Hangman’ Blake to investigate a convicted kidnapper who works in the facility. Someone Blake put away, seven years ago.
Blake is deeply insane, afflicted by terrible urges he can barely control – but he’s also brilliant. Zara, his beautiful and deadly CIA handler, suspects a secret Chinese spacecraft is surveilling the United States, but Blake can see something much more sinister is going on. Something connected to the kidnapping seven years ago, to the technologies being developed at NASA, and to the serial killer known as the Texas Reaper.
Will Blake survive long enough to uncover the truth? And if he does, will anyone even believe him?
Praise for Headcase
‘I loved it, as I’ve loved all of the Timothy Blake books. They’re dark, they’re wild, and most importantly they’re fun. It’s an immensely satisfying puzzle box, wrapped up in the unrestrained weirdness that I come to these books looking for.’ – Shelley Burr, bestselling author of Wake
‘An irresistible mystery, an insatiable antihero and shock twists galore; with Headcase, Jack Heath takes his Timothy Blake series to (literal) new heights, all the while making a puzzle-box plot with multiple strands look easy. Every new book in this gleefully dark saga is a ghoulish treat and this is no exception. Don’t miss it.’ – Gabriel Bergmoser, bestselling author of The Hitchhiker
‘The crimes are brilliantly twisted and surprising, but I’m tuning in for Timothy Blake as he wrestles against his compulsions and tries to carve out a place for himself in a world that rejects him. I never expected to relate to a cannibal, but here we are. Jack Heath has woven some real magic into these darkly comedic thrillers.’ – Shane W Smith, creator of Undad