A murder and a missing person case puts McAvoy on the track of a man whose desire for revenge is unstoppable - but who may not be the worst criminal involved.
The police think Crystal Heathers isn't missing.
The trainee detective assigned to the case isn't so sure.
McAvoy thinks someone was being held at the derelict building where they just found a body pinned to the wall...and that all the signs point to it being a little girl.
But why would anyone not report a kidnapping?
And how far would someone go to get revenge?
The case will test McAvoy to breaking point - as the crimes of the present lead him to a final violent confrontation with an enemy from his own past.
Praise for David Mark - -
Breathtaking. Mark writes bad beautifully
More twists and turns than a corkscrew through the eyeball
Aficionados of the grittiest, most trenchant fare love Mark's copper Aector McAvoy, who customarily moves in a darkly realised Hull. - Financial Times
Mark's rich, distinctive prose style and damaged characters compel you to keep reading... shaping up to be an essential crime series - Crime Scene Magazine
In McAvoy, David Mark has created a big hero with a huge heart. His skill at weaving threads of light through the darkest fabric has rightly won him a legion of fans who like their crime fiction to be real and compassionate.
Truly exhilarating and inventive. Mark is a wonderfully descriptive writer and an exciting young talent.
Dark, compelling crime writing of the highest order - Daily Mail