'Hewson's inventiveness never flags' - The Sunday Times
'A great series' - Simon Kernick
A young woman is found dead in a peat bog near the banks of the River Tiber. Teresa Lupo, a maverick pathologist, believes she has the victim of an ancient Roman ritual on her hands. She's wrong. This ritual killing is very recent history, the horror is still very much alive and Nic Costa needs to get to the bottom of it.
The investigation draws Nic's team deep into Rome's most disturbing and sinister secrets and it's clear that their enquiries are not welcome. Now a killer is after Teresa Lupo and the case is accelerating as another young woman suddenly goes missing . . .