When160;a spate of160;seemingly unconnected acid and arson attacks begin160;around Sydney, Sergeant Jill Jackson160;must work to solve the crimes and clear the name of an innocent man
Miriam Caine, aged 70, is dining with her son when she bursts into flames in the restaurant of a five-star hotel. The restaurant's manager, Troy Berrigan, is first to her aid, but the woman later dies of her injuries. When investigators find accelerants on the victim's face and clothing, the incident becomes a police matter, and attention is turned to Berrigan151;a fallen hero cop151;who fits the arsonist profile. Berrigan knows he's not the killer, but he also knows that at the time of the incident, he was the only person close enough to have set her on fire. When he's connected to another death, Troy must do all he can to discover what really happened to Miriam Caine151;and whether her death160;was the beginning of an orchestrated campaign of terror. While on study leave, Detective Sergeant Jill Jackson becomes caught up in the investigation. Working with Federal Agent Gabriel Delahunt, she is determined to find out what happened to Miriam Caine, because this case for her is not only about murder and maiming in Sydney151;it will change Jill Jackson's life forever.
Fiction + Literature Genres, Mystery + Crime