In the grip of winter in rural Northumbria, DCI Graham Vertue sets out to track Vicky Thompson’s killer.
Is anyone who they claim to be?
He knows secrets are a way of life in these parts, not least at the Perseverance Hotel where Vicky was murdered. He turns to a colleague in the London Metropolitan Police for help, someone he once trusted above all others, only to find he is now playing by his own rules. Under the radar, a toxic plot is reaching its zenith right on his doorstep.
DCI Vertue must catch a killer to stop his deadly mission.