"Every flaw is stripped of shadow and every bad deed gets punished.if I read a better example of the police procedural this year I will be amazed."
Teenagers find the mutilated body of a young girl in a dumpster in an Edinburgh alleyway. The police are stumped at all the questions this raises. Who was she? Where has she come from? More importantly, who killed her and why?
Inspector Rob Breannan, recently back from psychiatric leave, is still shocked by the senseless shooting of his brother. The case of the girl in the dumpster looks like the best way for him to get back into work and on track with his career.
As luck would have it events don't quite go to plan. Brennan has enemies within the force, a habit of getting into trouble and what he discovers about the murdered girl blows the case – and his life – wide open.