Not Playing Fair
Seven footballers are murdered in seven different cities in seven days.
A young Premiership footballer is shot dead on a seedy South London housing estate. Initially, Detective Chief Inspector Charlie Miskin and Detective Sergeant Mogan Collins are baffled as the murder doesn't conform to any of the normal patterns Miskin has become used to policing that violent and dangerous part of the city. The only clue is a single yellow rose sent anonymously to the victim before his death.
Over the next two days two more footballers are killed and two more roses subsequently sent. The police, however, are no nearer to working out why or who is responsible. Miskin - recently widowed and still trying to come to terms with his wife's death and rebuild his relationship with his two young children - does his best to manage the high-profile case as the pressure piles on him and his team.
The mysterious killer, christened 'The Sniper' by the media after the first murder, is meticulous, organized and working to a clear agenda. The speed with which he is moving keeps him one step ahead of the police and even when they begin to piece together his story, The Sniper has one last spectacular surprise in store for everyone.