DI Kate Burrows is put in charge of a murder inquiry where children are being abandoned and in some cases killed. At the same time that she is attempting to solve this case, her boyfriend Patrick Kelly, a renowned 'villain' has been hiding his criminal activities from her. She has to both solve the case and try to keep her personal life from crumbling around her.
This report prepared by Elizabeth Kelly
Detective Inspector Kate Burrows has her toughest case yet. Someone is abusing small children in the town of Grantley, and blame is pointed at the parents for neglecting their children when social worker Robert Bateman pays them a visit. As the violent parents are arrested and the kids put into care, Kate suspects something is not right when a child is found beaten to death on a gypsy caravan site outside London. Her personal life with ex-ganagland boss Patrick Kelly is collapsing around her as the Moscow Mafia muscle in on his businesses in London's Soho quarter. A prostitute is murdered in Kelly's bar; he is suspected. His romantic attachment to Kate is also under threat. But how are these events linked? Kate soon suspects a connection in places high up in the British Government when her boss takes her off the child-murder investigation. An engrossing, compelling and sometimes very disturbing thriller with a very unexpected twist at the end.
This report prepared by Nick Warren