By Quintin Jardine

Headline Book Publishing, Hardcover, 9780755329120, 384pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 2008


Still reeling from the tragic death of a much-loved colleague, Detective Chief Constable Bob Skinner and his men soon discover that a disturbed serial killer is still at large and very close to home. The body of a young woman has been found on a golf course. It has been there for 10 days, and it is the middle of a steamy summer holiday; she's not a pretty sight. But the way she has been laid out is uncannily familiar. The body has been “composed,” just like the bodies of three other young women in a previous case. Could it be the work of a copycat killer? Further investigation finds that the woman was having a relationship with the son of a Tory MP, and that her ex-boyfriend is a policeman with a reputation as a serious womanizer. Now Skinner must find the killer as fear spreads through Edinburgh, and politicians begin to raise their heads.

About the Author

Quintin Jardine is also the author of the Oz Blackstone series.