DI Tom Mariner is about to take a well-earned break when six-week-old Jessica Klinnemann is abducted from the creche at a local day nursery. His leave cancelled, Mariner becomes the lead on the highly public case. But what at first appears to be a random kidnap gradually begins to look like a meticulously planned operation. The motive remains unclear, until Mariner discovers that the baby's father works for a scientific research company that has long been the target of animal rights activists.
Two days later when the incident comes to an astonishing conclusion, a crude note seems to confirm that that animal rights protesters were behind the scare. But when one of the creche workers is killed in a hit and run, the case is blown wide open...
Chris Collett was born in East Anglia and graduated in Liverpool, before moving to Birmingham to teach both children and adults with varying degrees of learning disability. Chris is married with two teenage children.