Sergeant Roberta Steel has recently been demoted after being caught fitting up a suspect. The trouble is, the man she got sent down has had his sentence quashed – now he’s back on the streets. And women are being attacked again. But if DS Steel goes anywhere near him his lawyers will get her thrown off the force for good.
The Powers That Be won’t listen to her – not after what happened last time. Besides, she’s got more than enough ongoing cases to keep her busy – perhaps she should focus on solving them instead of harassing an innocent man?
But Steel knows he’s guilty and the longer he gets away with it, the more women will suffer. The question is: how much is she willing to sacrifice to stop him?
About the author
Stuart MacBride is the No.1 Sunday Times bestselling author of the Logan McRae and Ash Henderson novels. He’s also published standalones, novellas and short stories as well as a children’s picture book. In 2017 he won Celebrity Mastermind (which surprised him more than anyone) – his specialist subject was the life and major works of A.A. Milne.
Stuart lives in the northeast of Scotland with his wife Fiona, cats Grendel, Gherkin, Onion, and Beetroot, some hens, horses, and a vast collection of assorted weeds.
‘Excellent’ The Times Books of the Year
‘One of the finest exponents of Tartan Noir … an express train of a story’ Daily Mail
‘Splendid’ Daily Telegraph
‘Laugh-out-loud comic set pieces interweave with crimes of raw depravity’ The Times Crime Club
‘MacBride’s skill in writing about truly terrible things with care and empathy is clear’ Scotsman
Praise for Stuart MacBride:
‘Dark and gripping. A riveting page-turner’ Independent on Sunday
‘MacBride is a damned fine writer’ Peter James
‘A satisfyingly compelling thriller’ Sunday Mirror
‘Skilful storytelling … strong characterisation … both intriguing and engrossing’ Guardian
MacBride’s thrillers just keep getting better’ Express
‘Exciting … a guaranteed bestseller’ Literary Review
‘Unmissable … Superb storytelling’ Sun
‘Crime fiction of the highest order’ Mark Billingham
‘A terrific writer … Logan McRae is a delight’ The Times