Parish, a hobbling Richards and a lush DI from Norwich investigate the death of a child found in Hangman's Wood, which is linked to a spate of child abductions across the southeast by someone calling himself The Removal Man. Parish also receives a severed tongue and a location in the post. In his search for Jerry, Kowalski must travel to Wales to find out the truth behind his wife's disappearance. During his travels he must help a desperate Cookie who is on the run. Stick - with the help of Xena - solves the riddle of the blonde-haired children, but loses a partner in the process. And Parish finds out the terrible truth about his parents.
October 2013 : UK Paperback
September 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition