There was only one reason Manchester-based private eye Kate Brannigan was prepared to let her boyfriend help out with an investigation into a car sales fraud – nothing bad could happen. But by now Kate should know that with Richard you have to expect the unexpected.
With the unexpected being Richard behind bars, Kate seems to be the obvious choice to look after his eight-year-old son – who proves even more troublesome than his father. Kate finds herself dragged into a world of drug traffickers, child pornographers, fraudsters and violent gangland enforcers… bringing her face to face with death in the most terrifying investigation of her career.
‘This pacey read is a light hearted delight with a core of steel illustrating why McDermid is so popular’ Dorset Evening Echo
‘The action, as always, is non-stop, and Kate is a worthy protagonist. Long may she thrive’ Books Magazine
‘This is a witty, wickedly good read’ – She