Ex-DI Alec Friedman is recovering from the car crash that almost killed him.
Now back at home, with his wife Naomi, he feels as though he has lost something of himself.
He may be alive, but he is hollowed out and empty. Another man standing at the same crossroads is Gregory.
Soldier, mercenary, hired killer, Gregory is contemplating retirement and struggling to find meaning in the idea.
Then a brutal murder, followed by the kidnap of a mother and child, drags Alec, Naomi and Gregory back into the game.
Why was Anthony Palmer tortured and killed and what sort of kidnappers send no ransom demand and make no contact with the family of the victim?
Whoever they are, they killed Palmer, and now the race is on to find Katherine and her baby before they too end up dead ...