A girl goes missing – but has she been lost, or taken? Her frantic mother begs for
help from the one man with the ruthless skills to track her down. Alex Rafter, former
sniper, sees Madeleine Finch as a bad, erratic mother, and is reluctant to go back
to a life he is trying to forget. But his own nightmares compel him to search, for
the girl's sake.
Rafter embarks on a murderous hunt, aided by Gabriel Montero, another former soldier,
that leads through the wilds of the New Forest to the squalid back streets of Southampton.
Rebecca Grant, local veterinary, drug addict and would-be lover, offers help, but
her own agenda threatens to send Rafter astray. It becomes a race against time to
find the girl before she is lost forever to the heartless world of people traffickers.
“High intensity fight scenes… Thould's writing style is to the point and sparse,
emphasizing action over poetics.”