A corpse is discovered in the middle of the city of York. Tortured and shot dead. Gary Hammer Sledge turns out to be part of a large family well known to the police, most with previous form and keen for revenge at the killing of one of their own. Gradually people talk, hints are dropped and trails appear – all leading to a man with no record and who has never been inside a police station. But the police know him – he’s connected to several unexplained deaths.
Detective Chief Inspector George Hennessey and his stalwart assistant, Sergeant Yellich, need to find this Mr Big – who has a particularly chilling method of disposing of the human evidence . . .