'I loved this book ... If you have a strong stomach and like your crime in your face then this series is for you but you must start from book one as they follow Maguire's life and career. I highly recommend them' Caliburnus Rises. 'This is a tough and gritty thriller with an attractively feisty principle character' Irish Independent. 'One of this country's most exciting crime novelists ... he has established the engaging character of Irish Detective Superintendent Katie Maguire in a series of three fine crime novels' Daily Mail. 'One of the few true masters' James Herbert. 'A natural storyteller with a unique gift for turning the mundane into the terrifyingly real' New York Journal of Books. 'One of the most original and frightening storytellers of our time' Peter James.
Somewhere in the city of Cork, a woman's cry echoes through the rainy streets.
On a bloodstained mattress in a grimy flat, a burly man lies dead. A terrified girl kneels over his body. She has been trapped here for three days. It doesn't take DS Katie Maguire long to identify the murder victim: he's a cruel and powerful pimp she's been trying to convict for years.
It's Katie's job to catch the killer. But with men like this dead, the city is safer – and so are the frightened young women who are trafficked into Cork. When a second pimp is horrifically murdered, Katie must decide. Should she do her job, or follow her conscience? Should she allow the killer to strike again?