** THE PREQUEL TO THE #1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER HOLY ISLAND AND NOW A MAJOR NEW AUDIBLE ORIGINALS DRAMA STARRING TOM BATEMAN, KEVIN WHATELY, HERMIONE NORRIS AND ALUN ARMSTRONG **
No man is an island…
In the stifling summer heat of 2014, a killer has been stalking the streets of Newcastle causing city-wide panic. When the officer accountable for the case turns up dead, it falls upon Detective Chief Inspector Ryan to take up the baton and find the individual responsible.
To the close-knit team of police in Northumbria CID, Ryan remains to be an outsider; aloof and uncompromising. He’s lived a charmed life and has an unbroken track record to check. But, as The Hacker’s death toll rises, Ryan realises that is one adversary he’ll never bring to justice on his own…
Murder and mystery are peppered with dark humour on this fast-paced crime thriller, set amidst the enduring North-Eastern landscape.
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The Audible Original Drama stars Tom Bateman (Murder at the Orient Express, Jekyll & Hyde, Snatched), Bertie Carvel (Doctor Foster, Les Misérables), Hermione Norris (Spooks, Cold Feet), Kevin Whately (Lewis, Auf Wiedersehen, Pet) and Alun Armstrong (Get Carter, Patriot Games, New Tricks).