London is in the grip of a heatwave: airless days, strange steamy nights and a killer stalking the streets. Wealthy men are being murdered to some mysterious pattern, with no clues left behind, only corpses with silver spoons in place of their tongues. Set against this merciless butcher is Detective Superintendent Red Metcalfe. But as the city swelters and the body-count rises, Red's own tortured past beings to turn against him - and the city is safe for no one. Sometimes, it is said, it takes a killer to catch a killer. Contains strong language. TB 13900.