Carol Jordan has been recruited to go deep undercover to capture the leader of a group who have been trafficking people illegally into a number of countries. In Germany, she meets a police officer who thinks she may have uncovered a serial killer, and Tony Hill is brought into the picture. But things don’t go smoothly by a long shot, and Jordan is hung out to dry by those who should be protecting her.
I’m still loving these characters, and I think that Val McDermid has found ways to move the characters into different roles and places to ensure that the books are not too similar. Having it set in Europe certainly made for a change, especially when it came to making things more complex. Though there were certain aspects of the operation that seemed a lot too convenient than I’d imagine in real life.