In the burning heat of the sun, murder is deadly cold.
Having resigned from Bishkek Murder Squad, Akyl Borubaev is a lone wolf with blood on his hands.
Then the Minister of State Security promises Akyl his old life back...if Akyl finds his vanished mistress.
The beautiful Natasha Sulonbekova has disappeared in Dubai with information that could destroy the Minister's career. But when Borubaev arrives in Dubai - straight into a scene of horrific carnage - he learns that what Natasha is carrying is worth far more than a damaged reputation. Discovering the truth plunges him into a deadly game that means he might never return to Kyrgyzstan...at least not alive.
"Even better than Child 44. Akyl Borubaev is a terrific creation." (Anthony Horowitz)