The killer is back with a vengeance. A decade has passed since his murder conviction but now he's escaped prison, his whereabouts unknown. In the meantime, Sam Middleton struggles to cope with his wife's recent death, certain that the killer is to blame. Could his daughter's family be next? While Sam is in London doing a book promotion, Inspector Clive Hogarth is in pursuit of a serial rapist that's been plaguing the City. Can Hogarth piece everything together before Sam's whole world comes crashing down?