When a series of murder victims bear the horrific hallmarks of an intelligent and remorseless serial killer, Detective Inspector Peter Jones turns to leading communications consultant Marcus Kline for help. As the killer sets a deadly pace, the invisible, irresistible and terrifying power of influence threatens friendships, reputations, and lives. When events appear to implicate the great Marcus Kline himself everyone learns that the worst pain isn't physical...

"The story is interlaced with grief, tragedy, love and a sickengly evil murderer who stops at nothing to find the answers he seeks. Can someone really get inside your mind and influence you so powerfully? Can you really talk someone to their death? Highly recommended" - Crime Book Club

Rights Information

<p>World rights available.</p>

Marketing Information

Crime Book Club book of the month for September 2014.


"I began reading Chris Parker 20 years ago. He was amazing then and he is amazing now" - Geoff Thompson, BAFTA award winner and bestselling author of Safe on the Door.



Overall, very current and gripping. Anyone who has seen a hypnotist persuade his subject that their arm is so heavy they cannot move it, or the magician make the impossible illusion happen, will love this! - Steno Chick, crime blogger

What a fantatic read, I literally could not put the book down! The author did a wonderful job of making each character come to life. Influence gets five stars from me - Eddie Quinn, crime blogger

Influence is a pacey thriller demonstrating the all too easy internal corruption of an individual's beliefs and principles. Parker will poison your thoughts through his fabulous plot of cat and mouse. The fast paced story will keep you guessing to the very end of the chase - verified Amazon reviewer

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Bibliographic Information
  • Pub date: March 2014
  • English
  • 9781909273061 / 1909273066
  • Paperback
  • Primary Price: 6.99 GBP
  • Pages: 360
  • Urbane Publications Ltd
  • Readership: General
  • Publish State: Published
  • Edition: 1
  • Dimensions: 196x129 mm
  • Illustration: 0