Trilogy of New & Seal Roy Grace novels by Peter James
The body of a missing teenager is dredged from the seabed off the Sussex coast, missing vital organs. Soon after, two more bodies are found . . .
Caitlin Beckett, a fifteen-year-old in Brighton, will die if she does not receive an urgent liver transplant. When the health system threatens to let her down, her mother takes drastic action and goes to an online broker in black-market organs. The broker can provide what she wants, but it will come at a price.
As Superintendent Roy Grace investigates the recovered bodies, he unearths the trail of a gang of child traffickers operating from Eastern Europe. Soon Grace and his team will find themselves in a race against time to save the life of a young street kid, while a desperate mother will stop at nothing to save her daughter's life . . .
DEAD MAN's FOOTSTEPS:
From the ashes of mass destruction...
Amid the tragic unfolding mayhem of the morning of 9/11, failed Brighton businessman and ne'er-do-well Ronnie Wilson sees the chance of a lifeline: to shed his debts, disappear and reinvent himself in another country.
Six years later the discovery of the skeletal remains of a woman's body in a storm drain in Brighton leads Detective Superintendent Roy Grace on an enquiry spanning the globe, and into a desperate race against time to save the life of a woman being hunted down like an animal in the streets and alleys of Brighton.
DEAD LIKE YOU:
Don't imagine for one moment that I'm not watching you . . .
The Metropole Hotel, Brighton. After a heady New Year's Eve ball, a woman is brutally raped as she returns to her room. A week later, another woman is attacked. Both victims' shoes are taken by the offender.
Detective Superintendent Roy Grace soon realizes that these new cases bear remarkable similarities to an unsolved series of crimes in the city, back in 1997. The perpetrator had been dubbed 'Shoe Man' and was believed to have raped four women before murdering his fifth victim and vanishing. Could this be a copycat, or has Shoe Man resurfaced?
When more women are assaulted, Grace becomes increasingly certain that he is dealing with the same man. And that by delving back into the past, a time in which Grace and his now missing wife Sandy had appeared happy together ? he may find the key to unlocking the current mystery.
Soon Grace and his team will find themselves in a desperate race against the clock to identify and save the life of the new fifth victim . . .