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Publisher's Summary

When the Metropolitan Police fail to realise a serial killer is at work, London ignites over the fact that the killer's victims are young black and mixed race boys. Institutionalised racism is claimed by the community's activists and tabloids alike.
Acting Superintendent Thomas Lynley is given the case, and his Scotland Yard task force is soon handling more killings and a looming tragedy.
Elizabeth George brings to the familiar subject of the serial killer a freshness and clarity of vision that provide illuminating insight into the psychological complexity of the tortured criminal mind. She does so within a richly textured, thrillingly suspenseful narrative that defies any reader to predict its outcome. Nor does she neglect our favourite characters, whose private lives provide an engrossing counterpoint to their professional duties.
©2005 Elizabeth George (P)2005 ISIS Publishing Ltd
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5 out of 5 stars
By Paul V Rodais on 07-07-18

This book has it all... a must read!

Elizabeth George is a master story teller what she doesn’t know about human nature is not worth writing about... the intricate plot and characterisations make this book unputdownable!

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4 out of 5 stars
By Judith on 02-11-15

Great Story, very well narrated, loved it

Grab it and read it.
The narrator is excellent. She adds extra touches like the accents of varying characters in the book. Brings the book to life.
The story did not allow me to lose interest even though I had many breaks between reads.
It is a long story and I think I would have tried it with a whispersync book if I had known better. I am new to this audible thing, but I love it.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Geminiras on 08-24-16

As ever Elizabeth George

Great story. Unfortunately the performance was poor. Diana Bishop would have been better off to narrate the story rather than attempt those dreadful accents. Those supposed to be Caribbean were just embarrassing. Worse than those in Cool Runnings and The Mighty Quinn. Really bad and extremely irritating!!!!!

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5 out of 5 stars
By vjj on 02-18-18

Gripping story

marvellous book. enjoyed it very much. can't wait to go to the next book. Read very well.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Linda Robinson on 04-08-17

With No One As Witness

I was disappointed with the performance of Diana Bishop. Did not portray convincingly the accents or genders of the different characters. At times the monotone of the voice made the story boring.

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