Critically acclaimed Ken Stott (The Vice, The Singing Detective) stars as Detective Chief Inspector Red Metcalfe, a brilliant detective who once turned in his own brother for murder. Ten years later, Red has earned a reputation for his impressive ability to get into the minds of killers, but two disturbing murders on the same day spark the most baffling and damaging case of his career. Both killings bear the murderer's trademark–as do the grisly deaths that follow–the victim's tongue is cut out and a silver spoon is inserted in their mouth. As the killings mount up, Red is taunted by the fact that he can find no motive, no pattern–nothing to connect the victims apart from the killer's grisly trademark.
When DCI Red Metcalfe's own estranged brother is found knifed in the hustle and bustle of Leadenhall Market, the hunt for justice gets personal.
DCI Red Metcalfe's latest murder investigation is stifling and intense. The killer has really got under his skin. As the murder count escalates, Red becomes increasingly frustrated as the clues left behind on the victims' bodies continue to confuse him.
DCI Red Metcalfe's renowned ability to get under the skin and into the minds of deranged killers is put to the ultimate test when he is forced to confront an old adversary - Pace Tierney, an enemy Red thought he had put inside forever.