A gruelling, knife-edge crime novel: contains descriptions of extreme violence
Greenwich, south-east London. The Met’s crack murder squad is called out by nervous CID detectives to a grim discovery. Five bodies have been found, all young women, all ritualistically murdered, dumped on wasteland near the Millennium Dome. When a post-mortem examination reveals a singular, horrific signature linking the victims, officers realize that they are on the trail of the most dangerous offender known to the force: a sexual serial killer. Detective Inspector Jack Caffery, young, driven, unshockable, finds himself facing hostility within the force and echoes of his past in this. Tortured by a death long ago that he might have prevented, he now employs every weapon forensic science can offer, he knows time is limited; this sadistic killer will strike again.