One misty and cold Easter weekend, police find the body of a television talk show host in a seedy part of London. His killer, Terry Collins, is a black teenager running from the law. Called onto the case are two policemen who are "outsiders" as well - Detective Superintendent George Macrae, a verteran investigator, hard-living, and Scottish; and his partner, Detective Sergeant Leopold Silver, who is young, on his way up, and Jewish.
As Macrae and Silver uncover the murderer's trail, another violent confrontation is taking shape. Businessman Jack Benson is fleeing the Hong Kong bosses who want him dead for welshing on a loan. Benson's hope and refuge is his London flat, where Terry has holed up.
Original title: Dirty Weekend
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives