When a family is slaughtered brutally in their home DC Max Wolfe is assigned the case. The murder is reminiscent of an old closed case and the killer is sought but not everything adds up. Wolfe soon finds more than he expects and has to pay for his misgivings in flesh along with his colleagues. With his young daughter expecting him home in one piece he fights to survive what has to be his most dangerous case.
This is part of a series but you don’t need to read them in order for them to make sense. Parsons has formed an underlying plot that runs across the series but it is easy to dip in without getting lost. Wolfe is a strong character and a strong detective; his ability to deal with the situations he finds himself in usually centres around his brute strength or ability to fight rather than the finer details of detective work. This technique works for this series and Wolfe comes across as an authentic character.
The story begins with a shocking murder and some really uncomfortable details. If you can get past the brutality of the murders, you will love the rest of the book.