A savage murder.
When Inspector Drake is called to the holiday home of eminent barrister and recently appointed judge Nicholas Wixley, he is faced with a grizzly sight. Wixley’s body has been badly mutilated and staged to resemble a scene from the feared serial murderer - the Alphabet Killer.
The only problem is, the perpetrator for those murders is already behind bars. Is there a copycat killer on the loose?
Drake and his team embark on a frantic investigation to identify the copycat killer and warn other potential victims - all of whom Drake suspects are linked to the previous Alphabet case. But when a friend of Wixley’s is found murdered on his yacht, Drake begins to suspect the copycat link is a red herring to throw them off the scent...a murderer who must be caught!
And when another murder takes place, Drake begins to question everything he knows about this case and his possible suspects. Now, with his own reputation and the integrity of the Wales Police Service on the line, Drake cannot afford to make any more mistakes.