DS Mark Stringer's girlfriend is missing and DI Allison has ordered him to leave the investigation.
With the threat of disciplinary hearings hanging over his head, Stringer dives into series of racially motivated killings, while helping a German woman who is being hounded by a criminal gang and he tracks the Chameleon who has returned to the world of assassinations and paid hits.
Meanwhile, DC Ronnie Soper's fallen for a woman he shouldn't have done and it's bordering on a fatal attraction. He's drawn into the unsavoury, illegal but hidden realms of honour killings.
The terrible events that all the men are trying to put behind them continue to haunt the harried police officers, and as these crimes begin to weave together, everything becomes darker.
Book 5 in the DCI Allison detective series, set in the Midlands, continues on from where the last one, 'Would I lie To You' finished.
Intimate and realistic, readers will be on the shoulders of the police as they are followed into every corner of their lives which show work pressures don't end at the station door.