From the ashes of mass destruction...Amid the tragic unfolding mayhem of the morning of 911, failed Brighton businessman and ne'er-do-well Ronnie Wilson sees the chance of a lifeline: to shed his debts, disappear and reinvent himself in another country. Six years later the discovery of the skeletal remains of a woman's body in a storm drain in Brighton leads Detective Superintendent Roy Grace on an enquiry spanning the globe, and into a desperate race against time to save the life of a woman being hunted down like an animal in the streets and alleys of Brighton. A real page-turner and the cliffhanging conclusion left me eagerly awaiting DS Grace's next outing. (Daily Express). Tense, beautifully paced and excellent on police atmosphere and procedure. ( The Times ).
Peter James was educated at Charterhouse then at film school. His novels, many of which have been Sunday Times Top 10 bestsellers, have been translated into thirty languages and three have been filmed. He divides his time between his homes in Notting Hill in London and near Brighton in Sussex.