By Graham Masterton
Someplace within the urban of Cork, a woman's cry echoes during the wet streets.
On a bloodstained bed in a dirty flat, a burly guy lies useless. A terrified woman kneels over his physique. She is half-naked, ravenous, screaming. She has been trapped right here for 3 days.
It doesn't take DS Katie Maguire lengthy to spot the homicide sufferer. he's anyone she has been attempting to convict for years - a merciless and robust pimp who terrorised the women who labored for him.
It's Katie's activity to seize the killer. yet with males like this lifeless, the town is more secure - and so are the scared younger ladies who're trafficked into Cork. while a moment pimp is horrifically murdered, Katie needs to come to a decision. may still she do her task, or stick to her judgment of right and wrong? should still she let the killer to strike back?
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