‘You can’t be an eyewitness if I cut out your eyes…’
Someone’s preying on Aberdeen’s growing Polish population. The pattern is always the same: men abandoned on building sites, barely alive, their eyes gouged out and the sockets burned.
The sarcastic DCI Finnie is running the investigation, and he’s decided to make Detective Sergeant Logan McRae’s life hell. With the victims too scared to talk, and the only witness a paedophile who’s on the run, the investigation is going nowhere fast. But the attacks are brutal, and the threatening letters arriving at Force Headquarters make it clear they’re not going to stop.
The Granite City is on the brink of gang warfare; the investigating team are dogged by allegations of corruption; and Finnie’s one-man crusade is about to bring Logan to the attention of Aberdeen’s most notorious crime lord.
Who said summer would be easy?