By Gwendoline Butler
The invention of a pile of boy or girl skulls and a grisly triple homicide are only the beginning of leader Commander Coffin's concerns during this gripping crime novel from the most universally prominent English secret writers. London's moment urban has been the scene of many a terrifying crime, however the discovery of a pile of baby skulls unearthed close to police headquarters is very frightening. one other significant fear for John Coffin, leader Commander, is a triple homicide on his patch, that of a midwife and her daughters. the most obvious suspect is her son, Black Jack Jackson, a neighborhood villain, yet either Coffin and DI Phoebe Astley are reluctant to just accept his guilt. additional murders upload renewed urgency to either investigations: one among a physician, came across in a medical institution laboratory surrounded through grisly trophies, may well good be attached to the disinterring of the children's skulls; the opposite, of a infamous moment urban felony, with the brutal midwife killings. Coffin is ready to take all this in his stride, notwithstanding, until eventually the turning out to be violence comes towards domestic – without delay threatening the protection of his spouse, the actress Stella Pinero.