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6th in the DI Spicer series
‘A dark under-current of intrigue… I was drawn in relentlessly. Simms is at the forefront of new British crime fiction.’
DI Jon Spicerís investigation into the vicious slaying of a Russian asylum-seeker grinds to a halt when the manís identity turns out to be false. It seems the only truth to his story was the fact he was found drifting off the British coast in a small boat.
Before the manís true identity can be discovered, more asylum-seekers start to die Ė each murdered in the same horrific way. By the time Spicer realises what links the men, he knows thereís a trained assassin at large whoís desperate to guard a secret of enormous magnitude. And when he ignores MI5ís warnings to back-off, he also becomes the target of a man whose sole purpose is to kill.
And all the while, a series of heartbreaking and enigmatic messages are being found drifting in from the sea Ė slowly revealing the appalling plight of a group of refugees trapped on a raft.