Creatures of Dust by Scott Hunter
The stunning sequel to ‘Black December’ …
An undercover detective goes missing and the body of a young man is found mutilated in a shop doorway. Is there a connection? Returning to work after a short convalescence, DCI Brendan Moran’s suspicions are aroused when a senior officer insists on freezing Moran out and handling the investigation himself.
A second murder convinces Moran that a serial killer is on the loose but with only a few days to prove his point the disgruntled DCI can’t afford to waste time.
As temperatures hit the high twenties, tempers fray, and the investigation founders, Moran finds himself coming back to the same question again and again: can he still trust his own judgement, or is he leading his team up a blind alley?