"Thank you Cynthia Harrod-Eagles for not only giving us a good thriller with big, bold characters but also keeping us amused whilst dealing with some pretty unsavoury subjects."--Breakaway Reviewers
"Cynthia Harrod- Eagles wins our admiration as the adventure proceeds and as always leaves us satisfied."--Fresh Fiction
"If you like good fiction that could be torn from the headlines, you will enjoy this book."--S Johnston, reviewer
A middle-aged man jumps under a tube train at Shepherd’s Bush station, and a teenage girl is killed in a hit-and-run, in a country lane puzzlingly far from her home on the White City Estate: two unrelated incidents which occupy DCI Bill Slider and his team during a slack period. At least it’s a change of speed after the grind of domestics, burglaries and Community Liaison.
But links to a cold case – another dead teenager, pulled out of the River Thames – create doubts as to whether they are indeed unrelated. And slowly a trail of corruption and betrayal is uncovered, leading Slider and his firm ever deeper into a morass of horror.