Accused of pushing a boy to his death, DCI Doug Stirling is suspended from duty. Attacked in the media and haunted by the boy’s eyes as he let go of Stirling's hand, he must watch helplessly as an incompetent colleague bent on destroying him investigates the boy’s death.
Weeks later, a burnt-out car containing a savagely murdered, unidentified man leads ACC Steph Tanner to take a professional risk in appointing Stirling to lead the investigation. But with no witnesses, no forensic evidence and more theories than he has investigators, Stirling's investigation has too many 'loose threads' as a complex, interwoven history of deception, betrayal and sadistic relationships is revealed. Is the investigation as complex as it appears, or is there a simpler explanation?
With time the enemy and still traumatised by the boy's death, can Stirling bring the killer, or killers, to justice before his career is ruined? And then there are the women in his life. Things were already difficult enough when DC Helen Williams joins the team, a determined woman intent on rekindling their past relationship. And might Ayesha, the beautiful lawyer Stirling has grown fond of, be connected to the murder?
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About the Author
Ray Britain's debut novel, 'The Last Thread' published on 17th September, 2017. Ray completed a successful policing career, serving in uniform and investigative roles, but investigating crime and the camaraderie of investigators remained his first love. As a Senior Investigating Officer (SIO) Ray led specialist investigations and was also a Hostage & Crisis Intervention Negotiator - a voluntary role - attending hostage situations, many firearms incidents and numerous suicide interventions, not all of which ended happily. Ray's responsibilities took him to India, Australia, Europe and elsewhere and he received several Commendations in recognition of his work. On leaving the police service, Ray worked with other criminal justice organisations, including the Government's Home Office. A Francophile, Ray's interests include mountain walking and skiing - but not at the same time! - watching rugby, theatre, Dad dancing, reading and sailing. For more information, please visit: http://www.raybritain.com/