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Tom Killgannon, ex-undercover police officer and now in witness protection, is recalled to active service by a local police task force, headed by DS Sheridan. His mission is to befriend notorious child killer Noel Cunningham and find out where he buried the bodies of his final two victims.

The catch? Tom has to obtain that information from within Blackmoor prison itself.

Undercover and with no back-up, Tom soon runs into danger.

In the prison is convicted gangster Dean Foley. He used to run Manchester’s biggest gang, until Tom’s testimony put him away for life. He recognises Tom, and so begins a cat-and-mouse game as Tom fights for survival before Foley can get his revenge.

But why can’t Tom reach DS Sheridan and what is the real reason he has been sent to Blackmoor prison?

‘Waites is one of the best crime writers we have’ MARK BILLINGHAM

‘Martyn Waites is already crime fiction royalty’ STEVE CAVANAGH

‘A deftly-plotted thriller with a dark heart and a real emotional punch’ SIMON KERNICK on The Old Religion

‘A guaranteed thrill-ride’ SARAH PINBOROUGH on The Old Religion

Critics Review

  • A deftly-plotted, gripping, pulse-racing rollercoaster of a thriller. If you haven’t read Martyn Waites before, then you’re in for a real treat. Stunning

    Harlan Coben
  • I’ve long suspected that Martyn Waites belongs behind bars, and with this brilliant, pulse-raising, prison-set thriller, he’s proved me right

    Mick Herron
  • I have to say I think it’s his best yet. A proper page-turner, with a claustrophobic darkness to it and an excellent cast of characters. Get ye to thy local bookshop!

    Stuart MacBride

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