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A gruesome case just got personal.

DCI Jack Hawksworth is back, working on a high-profile case breaking in London. A calculating serial killer is on the loose, committing the most gruesome of murders as he ‘trophies’ the faces of his victims. With each new atrocity, the public and police force are getting more desperate for results.

Hawk pulls together a strong and experienced taskforce, who soon find themselves caught up in a murky world of illegal immigrants and human organ trading. As he struggles to find any sort of link between the victims, Jack identifies something unique about the most recent corpse, and things suddenly get very personal.

From the seedy underbelly of London’s back streets and New Scotland Yard to the dangerous frontiers of modern medicine, this is a gripping crime thriller from a powerhouse Australian author.

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  • Trade Paperback


    March 5, 2019

    Michael Joseph

    448 pages

    RRP $32.99

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  • Audio Download


    March 15, 2019

    Penguin Random House Australia Audio

    RRP $26.99

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  • EBook


    March 5, 2019

    Penguin eBooks

    448 pages

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The two men frowned at the map. It made little sense and one referred to the detailed instructions he’d taken good care to note down. Hiran needed to make this new life in England work; he had a wife and five children back home, whereas Taj only had  two little ones. Hiran suspected he might be taking this opportunity more seriously than his friend.

They’d been given the name of a contact. Apparently they’d find him somewhere in the corridors of the Royal London Hospital... or rather, he would find them. He was called Namzul but they knew nothing more about him, other than what  he  might be prepared to organise for them. Hiran thought Taj would run scared when the moment came, especially now that they were accommodated after a fashion, with the prospect of work and wages in precious pounds sterling. So be it; for the moment the companionship of Taj gave him courage in this strange world he now walked. He would need it to face the decision ahead of him.

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