Newly-appointed DI Jack Striker, of Greater Manchester Police s Major Incident Team, has a dark secret, one that would land him in prison.
Striker s first case seems a straight-forward gang-on-gang slaying, until a notorious youth is found hanged.
Before any chance to investigate, bodies begin stacking up.
With the hot breath of the brass burning his neck, including hardfaced DCI Maria Cunningham who s onto him, Striker knows this case will make or break him.
The media-dubbed "Hoodie Hunter" mixes MO s, leaving few leads, and Striker recognizes the work of a highly-skilled vigilante killer.
When Striker s nephew is put into a coma, it becomes personal.
Desperate, he runs an unofficial op with his trusty colleagues, the stunning DC Lauren Collinge and the un-PC DC Eric Bardsley, placed in the line of fire.