The dark, gritty second novel in the Detective Inspector Frank Keane series.
At first glance, the bloody crime scene in suburban Liverpool looks like a straightforward murder-suicide - the husband kills the wife and then himself. But what of their missing teenage son, Nicky? Is he their prime suspect or the third victim?
With Nicky's holiday job on a film being shot in the city bringing unwanted press attention, newly-promoted head of the Merseyside Major Incident Team DCI Frank Keane knows that time is running out to find the boy.
But all too soon the case starts unravelling into one that will test Keane to the limit - and haunt him to his dying day.