#2 in the A-Z of Andy North crime series. Andy North is back at work after two years following the abduction and torture of his wife Zoe but he discovers he has been demoted to a Detective Constable and his best friend Ellie Tonbridge has been appointed temporary Detective Sergeant. She never mentioned it to him even though she lives in his house and he is rightly angry. He fights with another Detective, spills coffee on his shirt and jacket but on his return the Major Crimes Unit receives a call from Ellies ex-partner, Jennie, that she is following a car thats on fire, the car is going quickly and will not stop. The Detectives rush out of the Unit to aid Jennie but the car she is following crashes off the a road and comes to a halt in a field. When she climbs out to confront the driver, shes shot. By the time the Detectives arrive, the car is burning ferociously, Jennie is lying face down in the field. And so a manhunt begins to discover the man who shot Jennie. Meanwhile, the Detectives have received a request from another police force to find an eleven-year old girl who has been groomed on the internet and departed her family home with her parents permission or knowledge. While other Detectives search for the cop-shooter, Andy begins to search for the girl, Alice Stately, who he believes in real trouble. He compares her plight to that of his wife Zoe, one being abducted, the other stepping into a trap, the results possibly being the same. Andy begins a relentless search for the girl but is still involved in the hunt for the cop-shooter. Another approximate 50,000 word, one-day read from the remarkable S.D. Gripton. It is very fast paced and exciting with many twists and turn. And coming soon; Cold North, #3 in the series.