Author(s): Peter Robinson
The twenty-seventh installment of the #1 bestselling Inspector Banks series by "the grand master of the genre" (Literary Review), Peter Robinson. Detective Superintendent Alan Banks and his team are alerted to a cache of spycam video recordings, which have been found at the house of murdered property developer Connor Clive Blaydon. It appears as though the videos were filmed at one of his infamous pool parties. As DI Annie Cabbot and DC Gerry Masterson investigate, they discover that one of the recordings appears to depict a rape, though the footage is blurry and it is impossible to identify anyone in the video. After technical enhancement, an acceptable image of the victim is produced and her identity puts into doubt the working theory about who was responsible for Blaydon's murder. Meanwhile, Banks's close friend Zelda is determined to hunt for the men who abducted her and forced her into prostitution. As her search intensifies, she returns to the place where everything began: the orphanage in Chișinău, Moldova. By stirring the murky waters of the past, she unknowingly puts herself into far greater danger than ever before . . .