London's D.I. John Chambers has recently quit the force after 20 years on the job. The reason? His ex-partner from Hong Kong has been abducted and Chambers is sure he knows who has kidnapped her. There's just one small problem. He has no idea where she is. This case will prove to be the ex-policeman's toughest challenge yet. When Chambers lands in Thailand armed with only one possible clue in the search for his missing colleague, he figures things can't get much more difficult. But how wrong can he be? An innocent offer of assistance to a distressed fellow traveller inadvertently causes his life to unravel at a frightening speed. Unwittingly caught up in a smuggling racket across the Laos border, Chambers soon understands that here, in the Golden Triangle It's kill or be killed. There are no rules of engagement and to survive he will need every ounce of his experience, even if that means he has to make the ultimate life and death decision. But is Chambers really capable of murder? And what about the missing woman? How long can she survive in captivity? What horrors has she had to endure? Every minute that passes, could be her last. But can Chambers figure out where she is and get to her in time?
Chambers knows it's now or never ... Join him on a dramatic chase through the tropical jungles and idyllic beaches of Southeast Asia.
Buckle up - you're in for the ride of your life!
Meanwhile, his attraction to Detective Lucy Li isn't helping his usually impressive powers of deduction.
Hong Kong - 2011: A killer documents the elaborate preparations, murders and subsequent media coverage of the gruesome crimes. DI Chambers, seconded to the Hong Kong police, teams up with local Detective Li, to search for the prime suspect. In the process they inadvertently discovering links between a seemingly random spate of deaths. The victims include a young man bludgeoned to death in Kowloon Park's aviary and a Triad gangster is found drowned in his bathtub in Mong Kok surrounded by dead rats.
Can Chambers and Li discover the killer's identity before it's too late? Will the maniac dare to claim another victim at the Chinese New Year celebrations? The spectacular festival that marks the beginning of the year of the Water Dragon.