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Fear grips the drugs underworld after two principals in the trade are murdered, and even Assistant Chief Constable Desmond Iles is under a cloud of suspicion.

Now the chief players start closing in on a fortune, while Iles, Chief Constable Mark Lane and Detective Chief Superintendent Colin Harpur plunge into their own fierce struggle to control the game.

‘An unconventional and spicy tour-de-force. James is terrific’ Frances Fyfield