Somewhere in the city of Cork, a woman's cry echoes through the rainy streets.
On a bloodstained mattress in a grimy flat, a burly man lies dead. A terrified girl kneels over his body. She has been trapped here for three days. It doesn't take DS Katie Maguire long to identify the murder victim: he's a cruel and powerful pimp she's been trying to convict for years.
It's Katie's job to catch the killer. But with men like this dead, the city is safer – and so are the frightened young women who are trafficked into Cork. When a second pimp is horrifically murdered, Katie must decide. Should she do her job, or follow her conscience? Should she allow the killer to strike again?
Head of Zeus * Crime Fiction
05 Jun 2014 * 448pp * £18.99 * 9781781856765
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New York Journal of Books
'One of the few true masters'
'One of this country's most exciting crime novelists ... he has established the engaging character of Irish Detective Superintendent Katie Maguire in a series of three fine crime novels'
'This is a tough and gritty thriller with an attractively feisty principle character'
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Graham Masterton became a newspaper reporter at the age of 17 and was appointed editor of Penthouse magazine at only 24. His career as an author spans many genres, including horror, thriller, and sex-advice books. His first horror novel, The Manitou, became a bestseller and was made into a film starring Tony Curtis. In 2019, Graham was given a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Horror Writers Association. He is also the author of the Katie Maguire series of crime thrillers, which have sold more than 1.5 million copies worldwide. He lives in Surrey and is currently working on new horror and crime novels. Visit www.grahammasterton.co.uk
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