A vicious murder. A case close to home.
DI Simon Fenchurch is back. Rekindling his marriage helps put their shared trauma behind him. He's finally living his life again.
But on a busy London street, Fenchurch and his wife witness a young woman being attacked in broad daylight, the vicious killer leaving her bleeding to death on the pavement.
Fenchurch pursues the attacker through a warren of backstreets and eventually arrests a young hoodie with a cache of stolen phones — an ‘Apple picker’ on the make.
An open-and-shut case, but something feels off...
Was this really just about a smartphone? Why did the victim look unusually nervous before she was targeted?
And why don’t the prints on the murder weapon match the young man in custody?
Before Fenchurch can probe further, his superiors remove him from the case, convinced he has let the real culprit run free.
But Fenchurch is determined to get to the truth and, before long, uncovers a conspiracy that reaches high above the street gangs of London. And below the surface.