|Pages/Publication Date:||384 / 2016|
When superintendent Paul Venus's son is kidnapped and ransom demands arrive from an address in east London, he reluctantly turns to private investigator and ex-soldier Lee Arnold. Making their fourth investigation (after Poisoned Ground), Arnold and his partner Mumtaz Hakim soon find themselves chasing leads in the East End's uneasily coexisting communities. Mumtaz uncovers a link to one of the area's powerful Bangladeshi families, whose property empire has always seemed suspicious, while Arnold suspects the more old-fashioned East End gangsters, and wonders if some of the nastier rumors about Venus himself might be true. The truth, however, is stranger and more dangerous than either Arnold or Hakim imagine.