Late night on a notorious high-rise estate in Hackney and a white van is being driven erratically. A woman on the street after a long evening's drinking...She never makes it home. Five years earlier, a 13-year-old girl disappeared in broad daylight on a busy London street and DCS James Langton headed the investigation --- the case was never closed. And now comes another confession, to this murder, and to one more besides. DCI Anna Travis isn't so sure that they have their man.
When the body of a young woman is discovered close to a highway service station, Detective Inspector Anna Travis is brought onto the team of investigators by her former lover and boss Detective Chief Superintendant Langton. As more evidence is uncovered the team realizes that they are contending with a triple murder investigation --- and no suspect.