A glossy and gripping crime thriller about survival and vengeance, it puts the pedal to the metal as it hurtles through contemporary London, from the glass towers of the super-rich to the down and dirty backstreets of organized crime and blackmail.
Kaz Phelps is on the run - from the past, from the legacy of her criminal family, from the haunting memories of her murdered lover. The police want her back in jail and her enemies want her dead. While standing by the grave of her gangster brother, Kaz realizes she only has one option. To fight back.
Nicci Armstrong was one of the Met's best detectives until personal tragedy forced her to quit. Now she's responsible for the security of the super-rich who use her city as a playground. She is one of the few people Kaz might trust. But Nicci's biggest mistake yet is falling in love with a man she knows is only using her. Meanwhile, as envious rivals back home plot against him, a Russian billionaire searches for a special gift to keep the Kremlin onside, a disgraced politician dreams of revenge and a Turkish drug baron plots to purge his dishonour with blood.
PRAISE FOR THE SERIES
'An excellent read that is well plotted and unflinchingly told' Sunday Express
'Authentic, gritty and enthralling' Sunday Mirror
After a degree in law and a stint as a journalist, Susan Wilkins embarked on a career in television drama. She has written numerous scripts for shows ranging from Casualty and Heartbeat to Coronation Street and EastEnders. She created and wrote the London-based detective drama South of the Border of which the BBC made two series. The Informant and The Mourner were her previous two novels.
Wilkins pulls out all the stops to end this story on a high. The entire trilogy is a blistering treat for die hard crime fiction fans * Crimesquad.com * A magnificent and utterly gripping conclusion to the trilogy. I could hardly tear myself away . . . Susan Wilkins has given us some truly memorable characters. This is a stunning finale to Kaz's journey * Northern Crime Blog * Wilkins ratchets up the tension as the cat-and-mouse, life-and-death game hurtles towards a suitably gripping finale, leaving the door to a new outing ever so slightly but tantalisingly ajar * Lancashire Evening Post * A pulse-racing thriller which cleverly explores wealth inequality and the world of organised crime in London, with a smart, sensitive and convincing LGBT heroine at the centre * Diva * A gripping crime thriller * Candis * Wilkins' use of pacey prose and short chapters enables the action-packed plot to fizz along and gather page-turning momentum as it hurtles towards its final denouement * The Lady * This stylish, clever crime story never lets up . . . blazingly brilliant * Sunday Mirror * The Killer is murderously good -- Elly Griffiths