Nathan Active, the top cop in a swath of the Alaskan tundra that is larger than 15 U.S. states, has a new mystery to unravel after a dog musher is killed by a snowmobile. When the case is connected with Alaska’s gorgeous female governor, Active is swept into the bizarre family affairs and outsized political ambitions of the most dangerous woman he has ever met. Now the counter-moves that have been put into place by the governor threaten the lives of both his beloved Grace Palmer and her daughter, Nita. With his career on the line, Active has to outwit the governor and save the people he cares for most before time runs out.
Malena “Lee” Barsten is stuck. Raised in foster care and group homes, she’s seen more than her fair share of abuse, and dealt out almost as much in retribution. But when her best friend makes an enemy of a sadistic drug dealer, she has no choice but to run before he kills again.
In the same city, Ruby Isles might as well be living in another world. Money is abundant, but the abuse is just as plentiful. Her plan to leave her husband is dashed when she crosses paths with Lee, and she is thrown into a world filled with more violence, and more love, than she has ever known.
Detective Harrison “Harry” Thresher picks up the scent when an exotic dancer is violently murdered, and fingerprints link the wife of a prominent businessman to the crime scene. Against orders, she follows the case down a dark and twisted path littered with bodies. Will she be able to save the lives of the two people who escaped the drug dealer’s wrath with her career intact?
‘Old skool’ copper DCI Justin Palmer has added DS Gheeta Singh to his Scotland Yard Serial Murder Squad to benefit from her IT skills although some of those skills are not exactly ‘legal’. A series of murders of minor celebrities in London Hotels sees the team off on a long and twisting road that leads them to a Drama Academy with a nasty secret that links the murders to an old poem. Who is doing the killings? Only one real suspect and she’s in a care home with 24hr monitoring? Another fast paced, no padding, serial killer thriller in the DCI Palmer series.
The significance of the noose left hanging outside James Palmer’s barn is obvious to everyone in the village. When threats turn to violence DCI Peter Hatherall has to unmask a master of disguise determined to have their revenge.