“The twelfth novel in the Bryant and May series from Christopher Fowler. Crime writing with a spin.”
NO MAJOR SPOILERS
London is in the grip of revolution. The bankers are doing their worst and there are riots spreading everywhere. A young homeless man is killed when a petrol bomb is thrown where he is sleeping.
At first it seems like a tragic accident but as more murders occur in the days leading up to bonfire night it becomes clear that something more sinister is going on. It is down to the two elderly detectives Arthur Bryant and John May and their colleagues in the Peculiar Crimes Unit to find the culprit. Unfortunately Bryant has more than this case to contend with, receiving awful life-changing news.