DCC Bob Skinner has witnessed the aftermath of murder countless times. Yet nothing could have prepared him for identifying the strangled bodies of his wife's beloved parents, killed at their lakeside cabin in New York State. Driven by cold rage, Skinner quickly muscles in on the investigation, and soon he's found links with three other cases where the killing is too professional to be the result of a burglary gone wrong. But can he penetrate the multiple layers of intrigue to unearth the killer?
After an eventful career as a spin doctor to the powerful, rich and notorious, fifteen years ago Quintin Jardine found that his talents were equally well fitted to the world of crime fiction. Now he is the author of five Oz Blackstone mysteries as well as eleven Bob Skinner crime novels. His interests are playing football, watching football, talking about football and watching golf. He lives, as quietly as his nature will allow, in Scotland and in Spain.