This is an edge-of-your-seat Brock and Kolla mystery set within a radical artists' community in London where three children have been abducted in a matter of weeks.
The most recent is six-year-old Tracey Rudd, daughter of the infamous Turner Prize winner Gabriel Rudd. After his wife's suicide five years ago, Tracey's grandparents laid the blame with the self-absorbed Rudd, and now hint at his complicity in this newest tragedy.
Unbelievably, he begins almost immediately to exploit Tracey's abduction as inspiration for a major and controversial new artwork, in the full glare of media attention.
The superb duo DCI David Brock and DS Kathy Kolla are embroiled in their most compelling case yet, conducting an intensive hunt for the missing children and their kidnappers, who appear to be connected to an eccentric and suspicious community of artists, dealers and collectors, all of whom are under suspicion.