By Michael Kerr
Booklet 1 within the DI Matt Barnes Series.
Detective Inspector Matt Barnes is a cop devoted to his task on the cost of all else. He and his staff are holding the celebrity witness within the upcoming trial of gangland boss, Frank Santini.
All points of Matt’s existence are altered eternally while Santini hires a freelance killer, Gary midday, to hit the secure residence. basically Matt survives the onslaught of a creative and sadistic killer, yet is left heavily wounded.
The next look for midday is either a private problem, within which Matt is aided through legal Psychologist Dr. Beth Holder, who's introduced in to construct a profile on Noon.
The guy they search involves contemplate Matt a chance to his persisted well being, and determines to do away with him.
As Matt and Beth’s dating prospers, extra humans die at Noon’s hand, and occasions conspire to convey the cop and killer ever in the direction of a dangerous showdown.
With an unknown enemy inside New Scotland backyard, Santini’s goons trying to find him, and a moment imported hitman additionally on his path, Matt understands that the percentages opposed to him surviving through outmanoeuvring some of the factions are at top slim.
Noon is the personification of evil; a psychopath utilizing violence and cruelty to feed his sadistic wishes. He considers himself a hunter: his fellow guy, and particularly Matt Barnes, the prey.
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