From the beaches of the Philippines to the mean streets of London, a hunt for justice becomes a battle for survival. When renegade ex-cop Dennis Milne stumbles upon information that could solve the brutal execution of his friend, he decides to return to the city he once called home, and hunt down the murderer. Milne arrives in a pre-Christmas London that is cold and hostile. But he is no longer a policeman; no longer charged with upholding the law. And although his former colleagues don't know he's back, it soon becomes clear that there are people who do, and they'll stop at nothing to get him out of the way.
SIMON KERNICK is in his thirties, and lives with his wife and two young children near London. His previous novels, The Business of Dying, The Murder Exchange and The Crime Trade, are published as Corgi paperbacks. The research for Simon Kernick's books is what makes them so authentic. His list of contacts in the police force is extensive and has been built up over more than a decade. It includes long serving officers in Special Branch, the National Crime Squad (now SOCA), and the Anti-Terrorist Branch, all of whom have plenty of tales to tell.