These books depend on the administration of violent shocks to the nervous system, and just as the drug addict must progressively increase the size of the doze to obtain the same effect, so, as sensibilities become dulled by the repetition of a particular kind of brutal act, the degree of violence must of necessity increase.
Cover for the Clever Whitesheet #1. CW is a 6 issue mini-series with sci-fi/horror-crime themes from Ryan Burton and Niko Walter. If the book gets picked up you will see the remaining 5 covers too. All done by me.