When a murder suspect broke her back across a brick wall, Alisha Barba's dreams of being a detective were shattered. Now on her feet again, but with her career and private life in limbo, she receives a message from an old school friend, Cate Beaumont, who is eight months pregnant and in trouble.
On the night they arrange to meet, Cate is mown down by a car that kills her husband instantly. As paramedics fight to save her life, they uncover the first in a series of haunting and elaborate deceptions. They trigger a dangerous quest and as Alisha and her old boss, Detective Inspector Vincent Ruiz, travel deeper into a world of sex-trafficking, slavery, and exploitation, they must confront their own prejudices - and will come to question the very laws they have sworn to uphold.
©2007 Michael Robotham; (P)2007 Hachette Audio