Pecking Order

Rubble lives in a caravan and works on a battery farm. Totally oblivious to the outside world, he spends his days disposing of the sick and injured chickens. But all the while he dreams of a life in the army – despite the fact his numerous applications have been rejected. Then one day a mysterious visitor arrives and sees Rubble’s child-like naivety combined with an ability to kill without compunction. Soon Rubble is employed on a sinister secret project. Rubble’s only chance of realising that he’s being cruelly used lies with the one person he confides in: a fortune-teller working on a premium-rate telephone line. But just how disturbing must her caller’s revelations become before she is prepared to take action? In this chilling thriller, the darkest reaches of human psychology are explored: that which drives one person to kill another.