'Big treat in store for fans. And if you're not a fan yet, why not?' Val McDermid'William Shaw is one of the great rising talents of UK crime fiction' Peter JamesLondon 1969: A detective in love.
A crime of passionThe devil: She made a profit from rich men.
They paid for her youth. She paid with her life. The angel: To investigate the prostitute's murder, DS Cathal Breen isn't scared to question powerful suspects.
The fall: But when a mysterious man from MI6 calls, Breen begins to fear he's uncovered a spy scandal. And then Breen's girlfriend Helen Tozer, with her ex-copper instincts, gets dangerously involved.
Right or wrong, Breen knows he has too much to lose.
He can have no sympathy for the devil.