Ex forensic scientist Enzo Macleod is employed to solve the ten-year-old case of a missing Frenchman... and the first piece of evidence he discovers is a skull. The first book in the Enzo Files.
An old mystery.
As midnight strikes, a man desperately seeking sanctuary flees into a church. The next day, his sudden disappearance will make him famous throughout France.
A new science.
Forensic expert Enzo Macleod takes a wager to solve the seven most notorious French murders using modern technology - and a total disregard for the justice system.
A fresh trail.
Deep in the catacombs below the city, he unearths dark clues deliberately set - and as he draws closer to the killer, discovers that he is to be the next victim.
May, known for his award-winning thriller series set in China, has written a thoroughly engaging puzzle mystery that may appeal to patrons who enjoy group crime solving a la Christopher Fowler's Peculiar Crimes Unit or Caleb Carr's The Alienist. - Library Journal
In the first breezy installment of a projected new series from Scottish author May, Enzo Macleod, a Scottish forensic biologist who lives in France, bets that he can solve an old case with new science . . . Enzo traverses France and Germany to follow a series of clues that lead to scattered body parts and Gaillard's dangerous killers. Despite some unlikely coincidences, this travelogue-cum-murder mystery makes for a fun puzzle. - Publishers Weekly
Peter May has been a journalist (Scotsman, Glasgow Evening Times), a writer on the hugely successful Scottish TV soap opera Take the High Road and the creator of three TV series: The Standard, Squadron and Machair, which is the Gaelic-language equivalent of Brookside. He spent six months in China, much of it researching this novel.