This sequel to the prize-winning Cold Courage, published by Hesperus in 2013, presents the second instalment in the Studio series by Pekka Hiltunen, celebrated Finnish crime author.
Lia and Mari live unusual lives. Both independent Finnish women living in London, they spend their spare time investigating difficult cases the police have failed to solve. Mari runs the mysterious 'Studio', a private crime fighting organisation that considers itself above the law and has recently initiated Lia into her team.
When ultra-violent videos of murder and torture show up online, and bodies start littering the streets of London, the news catches the attention of Mari and Lia. Backed by high-tech gadgets and their team of fiercely loyal experts, the two women set about trying to stem the recent surge of violence and track down the murderer. But the stakes are high and Mari will have to risk much, even the lives of her companions, including Lia's, if she is to bring the perpetrator to justice.