Synopses & Reviews
DI Elaine Hope barely survived her last case. Someone is still determined to put an end to her. But could the culprit be one of her London Metropolitan Police colleagues?
Detective Inspector Elaine Hope still bears the scars--both physical and emotional--of the devastating assault that nearly ended her life nine months ago. Now, she wants two things: to salvage a law enforcement career in tatters, and to get payback. But who is the ultimate culprit? Is it Anton Srecko, capo of the brutal gangsters who attacked her? Or is it someone within the London Metropolitan Police, who failed to send backup when she most needed help?
Put on desk duty while she continues to recover from the attack, Elaine continues her personal investigation in secret. With a growing crime chart on her bedroom wall, a slate of clandestine meetings and suspects to track, and a mounting sense of paranoia, is Elaine becoming a danger to herself and others?
Meanwhile, former members of Elaine's team, Detectives Philip Bull and Simon Costello, find themselves assigned to what appears to be a vicious gangland execution that has taken place inside a pristine apartment for sale in the posh neighborhood of Kensington. The victim bears a tattoo that links him to the Sreckos, and a mysterious barefoot blonde woman was seen fleeing the scene. But their new DI seems to be quashing the investigation. Elaine is called before a tribunal of the Met's senior officers, who give her one last chance to save her job on the force. She'll have to give up her off-the-books investigation. But can she?
As Elaine is pushed closer and closer to the edge, the evidence grows ever more perplexing and chilling. Building on A. R. Ashworth's acclaimed series debut, Two Faced is the second Elaine Hope mystery to deliver nonstop suspense leading to an unexpected and spectacular climax.