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The Second Sex

A Novella by

Dr Paul Rook, cynical philosopher, loving father and private detective has just taken on an investigation which threatens to consume him.

It is his most perverse and personal case yet.

Mercedes, Rook's childhood friend turned supermodel, is being hounded by the press and the law after deeply disturbing child pornography, featuring the much loved star, is leaked all over the internet.

The video goes viral and her reputation is shot. The model's brother enlists Rook's help to crack the case as Mercedes denies all involvement.

Cass, Rook's brilliantly clever daughter, insists on helping him get to the heart of the matter - after all, this case is taking them to the Costa del Sol.

But as more sex tapes appear and the death toll mounts, Rook gets dragged further into a dark world of kinks, pimps, incest and the morally depraved.

The philosopher is led on by an enigmatic character with a penchant for warped religious symbolism, known only as Legion.

Rook must play the Legion's sickening games, descending through Dante's seven layers of hell, in order to solve the mystery of the fake and indecent films.

Will his insightful understanding of the human mind and arsenal of philosophic quotations be enough to not only crack the case, but protect his own humanity from the depravity to which he will be exposed?

'The Second Sex' is the fourth detective novella featuring Paul Rook. It follows 'Philosophical Investigations,' 'The Natural Law' and 'Beyond Good and Evil.'

Praise for Steve Attridge:

'A brilliantly original detective.' - Robert Foster, best-selling author of 'The Lunar Code'.

Steve Attridge is an award-winning screen writer and novelist. His television dramas include Hawkins and The Boot Street Band and his other books include 'Waking Dreams', 'Behind Closed Doors', and 'Bottom of the List'.

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Paperback Editions

November 2015 : Paperback
Title: The Second Sex
Author(s): Steve Attridge
ISBN: 1-5174-7832-4 / 978-1-5174-7832-2
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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Audio Editions

December 2016 : MP3 CD
Title: The Second Sex: A Paul Rook Thriller
Author(s): Steve Attridge
ISBN: 1-5366-2923-5 / 978-1-5366-2923-1
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

September 2016 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Second Sex: A Paul Rook Thriller
Author(s): Steve Attridge
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   

September 2016 : UK Audio edition
Title: The Second Sex: A Paul Rook Thriller
Author(s): Steve Attridge
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

August 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: The Second Sex (Kindle Single)
Author(s): Steve Attridge
Publisher: Endeavour Press
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