The book that launched a legend: the first novel in the acclaimed Bob Skinner series. As head of Edinburgh's CID, Detective Chief Superintendent Bob Skinner has seen it all... but even he is shocked by the savagely mutilated corpse discovered in a dark alleyway.
The victim is identified as a successful young lawyer, and the motive for the brutal death remains a mystery.
Then further seemingly random killings in the city begin to suggest a vicious serial killer is on the rampage.
But when the lawyer's fiancee is also murdered, Skinner realises that someone is in deadly earnest...