Killers have terrorized Aberdeen in the past--Detective Sergeant Logan McRae has the scars to prove it--but when body parts show up in a cargo container at the harbor they kick off Scotland's largest manhunt in twenty years. Last time they were searching for Kenneth Wiseman, a brutal killer who terrified the country, who was eventually caught only to be acquitted eleven years later on a technicality. Now he's gone missing, people are dying, and the police are certain he's at work again.
As the violence escalates, DS McRae is forced to work with the senior officers assigned to the original case who have returned to Aberdeen to finish what they started. With decades of secrets and lies coming to light, the only thing that's certain is that the city will never be the same again.
Once again, award-winning author Stuart MacBride fuses his signature dry wit with a dark and twisting plot to tell his most searing and accomplished story yet.