Something’s gone wrong with time, and street rat Ellen Dust is the one to fix it. If she doesn’t die first.
Jess is meant to protect children but she has a dark secret, and someone knows what it is. Someone who kills.
A failing lawyer and a murderous young woman. Two lives on a collision course – what could possibly go wrong?
Breaking the rules isn’t always a good idea, nor is trusting the wrong people. Especially for a Detective Inspector on the trail of violent human traffickers. Especially when betrayal ends in torture and death.
What links a charismatic murderer who takes eyes as trophies, a sax playing Norwegian scientist in a secret lab, an abandoned woman searching for a missing journalist, and a British spook with very peculiar tastes? That’s what DI Pav McNeil has to discover – and quickly – in her new role with the UK’s National Crime Agency.
An intercepted message about bringing down governments leads Pav to a charred and eyeless body in an abandoned office block. The dead man’s laptop yields secrets that throw Pav into a web of deception that takes her from London to Scotland, and then to the barren, arctic island of Svalbard. As the body count mounts, Pav finds herself in a race against time to solve the secrets of the mysterious research project and stop the death toll rising even higher.