By Mark Billingham
Tom Thorne's profession is at the skids. Having heavily crossed the road on his final case and depressed over the new suspicious loss of life of his father, the as soon as formidable police detective has been decreased to pushing papers... and is being inspired to take a chronic depart of duty.
yet a person is stalking the city's so much destitute electorate. 3 homeless males have lately been kicked to demise, each one brutalized corpse found with a banknote pinned to its chest. With not anything to lose, Thorne volunteers to attempt to discover the killer—taking to the streets he is aware so good from his days as beat policeman and as a murder detective, yet this time becoming a member of the squalid ranks of life's rejects. during this harsh and harrowing netherworld, with its personal ideas and ethical codes, a stunning hyperlink among the brutal crimes and a fifteen-year-old atrocity may possibly turn out costing Thorne what little existence he has left.