"If you are missing the irascible, heavy drinker that was Rebus then we may have found the solution for you. Enter Jack Brady..."
DI Jack Brady has been away from work for a while. Having been shot in the groin during a drugs operation, he was then served divorce papers by his wife twenty-four hours later whilst lying in bed after a life saving operation. Since then, Jack has been using alcohol to blot out the bad memories of six months ago and how he screwed up his marriage.
Now he has been called back early into police service. A young girl is found murdered – strangled to death. But that wasn’t the only horrific part of it – more was to happen to the victim post-mortem. As Brady, fighting the hangover-from-hell, delves deeper in to the case he realises that the victim, Sophie, wasn’t the innocent others though she was. As Brady and his team trawl through the debauched scene of clubs, pubs, drugs, drink and sex with underage girls, he begins to find that the truth, distasteful may it be, has permutations from his own past.
It is enough to sober even the most dedicated alcoholic on the force.