Eight years ago, the Inside Man abducted and killed four women. He left another three in critical condition, their stomachs slit open and a plastic doll stitched inside. Then he disappeared. Until now. Ash Henderson was a Detective Inspector on the initial investigation. Things haven't gone well since: his family has been destroyed, his career is in tatters, and one of Oldcastle's most vicious criminals is making sure he spends the rest of his life in prison. But Dr Alice McDonald has other ideas. When a nurse turns up dead on waste ground behind Blackwall Hill Alice convinces the investigating team to get Ash released and working the case.