A little boy is snatched at the gate of his home while he waits for his lift to school.
An ex-con struggling to go straight finds himself drawn back into a criminal ring.
A young woman hovers between life and death.
Detective Chief Inspector Simon Serrailler is called in to investigate. But with dead-ends mounting up and time running out, has he taken on a case so complex it threatens to defeat him?
‘All the ingredients for the perfect English crime novel’ Daily Mail