BLOODLINE by Mark Billingham - SIGNED FIRST EDITION BOOK
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A killer is on the loose. The victims: children whose mothers can't protect them.
past is coming back to haunt the people of London: a murderer is
targeting the children of victims of Raymond Garvey, an infamous serial
killer from London's past.
When Murder Squad veteran Detective
Tom Thorne, who solves the London Police Department's most difficult
cases, is called into what seems like, for once, an ordinary domestic
murder, he thinks he's caught a break. A woman has been murdered by
someone she knows. A positive pregnancy test found on the floor beside
her. Thorne plans to question the husband, arrest him and return home to
deal with his own deteriorating personal life.
But when a
mysterious sliver of bloodstained X-ray that was found clutched in the
victim's fist is replicated at other crime scenes around the city,
Thorne realizes that this is not a simple case. As the bits of X-ray
begin to come together to form a picture, it becomes clear that the
killer knows his prey all too well and is moving through a list that was
started long ago.
As Thorne attempts to protect those still
alive, nothing and nobody are what they seem. Not when Thorne is dealing
with one of the most twisted killers he has ever hunted.