DCI Mark Lapslie suffers from a rare neurological condition that ‘cross-wires’ his senses. The sickening clamour of sounds he can taste has smothered his marriage and stifled his career...and it’s getting worse. His colleagues have written him off as a drunk – or worse – and Lapslie has quarantined himself in an isolated Essex cottage.
Carl Whittley has got his own problems to deal with too: he’s just tortured a minor TV celebrity to death and blown an apparently anonymous commuter to pieces. DCI Lapslie is drawn into a deadly game where the troubled detective might just discover that his gravest weakness is also his greatest strength.
Nigel McCrery worked as a detective in the Nottinghamshire Constabulary, until he left the force to study at Cambridge University. He has created and written some of the most successful television series, including Silent Witness, Born & Bred, New Tricks and All the King’s Men. He is also the author of five internationally bestselling Sam Ryan mysteries. Nigel lives in North London.