This latest English suspense
yarn features London detectives Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James.
When a respected barrister is left dead in a compromising
manner in a seedy hotel, Gemma and Detective Sergeant Melody
Talbot are assigned the case.
Shortly thereafter a similar crime scene with another barrister
found dead suggests what appeared to be a random crime is,
perhaps, the work of a serial killer who is working through
an “issue” with the legal profession.
husband is drawn into the case when he realizes he has a personal
connection to one of the suspects. The real question, though,
is trying to figure out if this childhood friend is the killer
or the next name on the madman’s list.
like the atmospheric ending of this novel which unfolds in
the Crystal Palace section of London during an ice storm.
It is a real cliff hanger with some slippery turns and twists.