DI Kate Burrows thought she’d never face a killer like the Grantley Ripper again. But she was wrong.
One by one, children are being abandoned. Thankfully they’re rescued from harm. Then one victim is not so lucky, and Kate knows she is in a race against time to save lives.
As a parent herself, Kate’s finding the case tough and she needs the support of her lover, Patrick Kelly, more than ever before. But Patrick’s got problems of his own. A dead body’s turned up in his Soho club and, although he insists it’s a set-up, Kate begins to doubt him.
It’s not the first time Patrick’s reputation in the criminal underworld has compromised her position. But now there’s a maniac to catch and Kate can’t let anyone – not even Patrick – get in her way.