DCI Caton is back! It is the hottest summer on record. Brexit looms. In the break between the School Prom, and starting College, Chrissie falls helplessly in love. When her lover fails to respond to her texts and messages Chrissie sets out to find him, stumbles into a living nightmare, and disappears without trace. Back at the Force Major Incident Team after two years away, Caton is tasked with finding Chrissie. Playing catch-up, following false leads, and obstructed by a well-meaning social media campaign, he is close to despair. When a breakthrough leads to a gruesome discovery, he realises that time is running out for both Chrissie and Operation Rhiannon.
The missing piece in the jigsaw lies close at hand, yet out of reach. Caton knows that Chrissie’s fate, and that of others too, lies in the hands of his syndicate. Their skills will be stretched to the limit. And the outcome is far from certain.
A crime epidemic is unfolding right before your eyes, unseen, yet in plain sight!