My first time working with this author on his DI Miller series, set in Edinburgh, and yet the ‘first’ in the series by virtue of being a prequel. What a great place for me to start!
“For Frank Miller, his first month in CID is a baptism of fire.
In this prequel, Miller is attending a crime scene where a woman has been found murdered at a local tourist spot. She’s been operated on and vital organs removed before being crudely sewn back up again. At her postmortem, they find her ID inside her.
As Miller’s girlfriend, Carol, is promoted to CID, they are both thrown in at the deep end. While they’re being mentored by an experienced detective, they look for a killer who the press has dubbed The Surgeon, and they’re also looking for a peeping Tom. So far, he’s only been reported looking through windows, but he goes one step further and kills a young woman in her own home.
As The Surgeon’s second victim is found, Miller and his colleagues know he’s getting more confident with his killing.”