`That's how Jack always remembered that day A cold and dead dock in the middle of a gray Autumn.'
What does the murder of a schoolgirl, a twenty year old ongoing investigation into a serial killer, and the mass killing of a wealthy family all have in common?
That's the conundrum facing Detective Sergeant Jack Sheridan when he's called anonymously by a killer and given the location of a new dumpsite. Contacting an old colleague from his Scotland Yard days, Detective Chief Inspector Glenn Morris, Jack finds himself pulled into an investigation that began twenty years ago on a cold London dock.
Adding to his problems, Jack must also hunt for a child killer loose on his patch. Banking on the killer's guilty conscience, he sets a trap and lies in wait for his man to step into the snare.
Detective Inspector Robert Burrell is called to South London Marina in the early hours to an abandoned yacht. A routine job for his first day back from vacation. However, when police searching for the owner find him and his family hanging in a tree, the media are whipped into a frenzy by the man's powerful father and Burrell finds himself under pressure to find a crazed killer before another family meets the same fate.
While navigating his way through a world of tortured souls, sadistic killers, missing daughters, abandoned grandsons, and wrathful lovers, Jack must get to the bottom of how three separate crimes come unavoidably crashing together.