George Markham has a nasty little hobby. He pursues it in secret, behind closed doors. But now George's little hobby is becoming an obsession, one that erupts into an orgy of vicious sexual depravity. Patrick Kelly is a hard man - the most feared in London. His one soft spot is his daughter, Mandy. And when she falls victim to the sadistic rapist nicknamed the Grantley Ripper, Kelly wants revenge - with or without police help. The DI in charge of this tough case is Kate Burrows. She feels for Kelly - she's a parent herself - but her growing involvement with a known villain is putting her career at risk. As the forces of law and order and London's underworld converge in a mammouth manhunt, Kate fears she'll lose everything she's ever cared about to...the ladykiller.