When a child dies, everybody hurts – family, friends and strangers alike.
We'd been after Jack Farrell for years, but we'd never been able to lay a finger on him. He was still what we call a cleanskin – somebody who had no criminal record, meaning he had all the rights and freedoms available to decent citizens. But I knew the truth. And I wanted Jack Farrell so bad I could taste it. (Chapter One)
Jack Farlowe is a career criminal, but one who has never been convicted of any offence. When his daughter dies in an arson attack, he is broken-hearted. His drowned body is washed up on a Suffolk beach, and everyone believes he has killed himself in grief. But then, one by one, Jack Farlowe's enemies start to die hideous deaths.… (more)