No good deed goes unpunished...
When a police raid in Edinburgh goes horribly wrong, the only silver lining for Inspector Tony McLean is a discovery that could lead to a long-lost girl from his early days on the beat.
Haunted by the mystery of what happened to her, McLean begins to dig into a case he thought long buried.
But the shadows of the past are soon eclipsed by crimes in the present as a series of strange and gruesome deaths shock the city.
As McLean's investigation draws him ever deeper into the upper echelons of Edinburgh society, it will not only be his career on the line - but his life as well...
Praise for James Oswald
'The new Ian Rankin'
'Oswald's writing is in a class above'
'Creepy gritty and gruesome'
Creepy, gritty and gruesome
Crime fiction's next big thing
The new Ian Rankin
Oswald's writing is in a class above most in this genre
The hallmarks of Val McDermid or Ian Rankin: it's dark, violent, noirish
Oswald is among the leaders in the new batch of excellent Scottish crime writers
Fifty Shades of Hay
Literary sensation . . . James' overnight success has drawn comparisons with the meteoric rise of E L James and her Fifty Shades of Grey series
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