For Detective Inspector Orla McLeod, violence is a way of life. As a child, her own world was ripped apart by a brutal, unforgettable moment of terror. So when the Special Branch operation she is spearheading goes disastrously wrong, she'll do everything she can to protect the nine year-old boy caught in the cross fire. Orla spirits Jamie away to the only place she feels safe; a lonely cottage on the shoulder of a snow-capped Scottish mountain. But there will be no sanctuary for them in the Highlands. Like Orla, the hunter who pursues them knows exactly what to do to survive.
Powerful, surprising, intelligent crime writing…. It has all the right elements: damaged and complex characters on both sides of the law; sleep-disturbing images of the criminal imagination; and a complex, unforgiving plot. Don't hold your breath for a happy ending. ...The Bookseller: Editor's Choice