By Elizabeth George
The police by no means suspected a serial killer was once at huge until eventually they discovered the fourth murdered boy -- the 1st white sufferer -- his physique draped over a tomb in a London graveyard. all of sudden a chain of crimes and a possible public relatives catastrophe have Scotland backyard at the protecting, scrambling to understand a maniac whereas heading off accusations of racism. Detective Superintendent Thomas Lynley, distracted by means of matters for his pregnant spouse, has been assigned to the research, together with his disgraced companion, Barbara Havers, who is scuffling with for her specialist destiny. Winston Nkata -- deservedly, if swiftly, promoted to detective sergeant -- is the black face who will communicate to the media. yet none of them can think the tenacity and ingenuity of the killer they search . . . and not anyone is ready for the savage, stunning immediate whilst every thing will swap eternally.