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Still reeling from the death of her fiancÉ, Detective Anna Travis has thrown herself into her new role as the chief inspector for London's murder squad. When Scotland Yard's missing persons bureau is unable to locate the son of a court employee, the superintendentJames Langton, Anna's former lover turned sometimes friendurges her to take on the suspicious assignment.
But is this new investigation purely a missing persons caseor a full-blown murder inquiry? An ominous pool of blood with no locatable victim leads Anna on a desperate hunt for a man who has disappeared without a trace. With no body, and increasing pressure to make an arrest, Anna becomes obsessed with the smallest details of the case. Now, one man has vanished, a killer may be loose on the streets, and, as Langton looks on, Anna Travis may be losing control of the investigationand of herself.
Lynda La Plantes fourteen novels, including the Prime Suspect series, have all been international bestsellers. She is an honorary fellow of the British Film Institute and a member of the UK Crime Writers Awards Hall of Fame. She runs her own television production company and lives in London and East Hampton, New York.
“Fun, fearsome and fiercely independent.”
“Lynda La Plante practically invented the thriller.”
-Karin Slaughter, author of Fallen and Broken
““Well-crafted. . . . A lively plot and a number of satisfying revelations. . . .”