Superintendent, Lorrie Sullivan, heads up the new National Major Crimes Unit at the London Met’. This is her first case and her immediate superiors want nothing more than to see her fall flat on her face.
Fifteen minutes out of Heathrow, and a woman dies on an aeroplane. More deaths follow – all traumatic, painful and entirely mysterious. Poison is suspected and, as random strangers begin to die across the country, both Lorrie and forensic pathologist Ricky Burton are mystefied as to the cause of their deaths.
The killer – calling himself the Reaper – taunts the police and Lorrie finds that the evidence begins to point close to home.