Zwei Mordfälle innerhalb weniger Tage. Beide Male hat der Täter seinen Opfern mit einer Hacksäge an allen Fingern das oberste Glied abgetrennt. Und er will noch ein drittes Mal zuschlagen. Reuben Maitland, Chef der Forensik bei der Londoner Polizei, muss das verhindern. Doch der Killer hat seinen Sohn entführt und fordert ein Ende der Ermittlungen.
The truth can kill you…Reuben Maitland runs the UK’s most elite crime squad, working only on the highest-profile cases, tracking down the country’s most vicious criminals. At the cutting edge – controversial, ruthless, effective – the squad have always made enemies. But now they’re in danger. A killer is using their own techniques against them. The hunters have become the hunted.Reuben must find the killer before his team is eradicated. But the more questions he asks, the more complex the answers become.
Two murders, days apart but clearly linked. Each victim has had the tips of their fingers removed with a hacksaw. The killer is sending a message and wants his next victim to know who they are – and be very afraid.
Reuben Maitland has lost everything: his job, his marriage, his reputation. Fired from CID's elite forensic investigation unit, he is forced to turn to the other side of the law to find work. Michael Brawn is currently enjoying the hospitality of Her Majesty at Pentonville maximum security prison. He is not who he claims to be. He has been placed there on forged genetic evidence. Evidence that was submitted to the court on Reuben's authority. But who is he, and why is he there?
There is a killer loose on the London Underground. He kills without leaving any forensic trace, and seemingly without motive. Genecrime, the UK's elite forensic unit, are stretched to the limits trying to find one usable clue. And there is another problem facing Genecrime. Before he was sacked as head of the unit, Reuben Maitland developed a system to predict latent homicidal behaviour from people's DNA.