Detective Sergeant Jason Smith is days away from the end of his sick leave after a case that almost cost him his life when he gets a call from an old friend. His friend has been arrested for the murder of a student. He wants Smith to investigate the murder and prove his innocence. Smith is persuaded return to work. The student was killed with a bread knife. Ladybirds were scattered on his dead body.
When another man is found dead with ladybirds on his body, Smith enlists the help of an insect doctor, the enigmatic Dr. Karen Wood, to try and understand the significance of the ladybirds. As Smith gets drawn closer to this mysterious woman and more and more men wind up dead with ladybirds on their bodies, Smith quickly realizes that Dr. Wood is not who she seems to be.
Smith and his team unearth a terrible secret from 20 years earlier; somebody wants justice and, as more and more men die, Smith realizes he is running out of time to find out who.
©2016 Stewart Giles (P)2016 Stewart Giles
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