The latest in the DCI Rob Miller series and it’s another cracker.
For some reason this series flew under my radar until earlier this year, but when I found it i binge read the series and have been waiting for this one ever since.
It didn’t disappoint.
Miller is called to an incident in Soho. It’s to a body which has been dumped in full public view. The victim is dressed in bondage gear, complete with a mask and ball gag. The terror frozen in the victims expression sears into Miller mind and he’s convinced from the start that this death is not the result of a sex game gone wrong.
Millers Superintendent wants the case closing quickly.
When another man is found in similar circumstances Miller is called to the scene by the SIO who is initially assigned the case.
It becomes apparent that the man is a high ranking official in the Secret Services and before the Police can even start the investigation it is taken off them by MI5.
For once Millers Superintendent shows a bit of fortitude and sides with her officers in her disgust at the way they are isolated and gives Miller the green light to carry on investigating this death in relation to the first murder.
I love books that teach me things I didn’t know I didn’t know. In this case it was a bit strange finding out that there are different codes of dress for different preferences in the gay bondage scene.
The story takes the investigation into the bay bars and clubs of Soho.
It looks at one person, within the Police teams, repressed sexuality and the internal struggle they have with themselves.
The main story is great, but it’s the stories within the story that makes this series as good as it is.
I really enjoyed this book, my only regret is I can’t binge read straight into the next one.
Pages: 314. Publisher Joffe Books. Publishing Date: 17th November 2022