(From the publisher):
As head of Edinburgh's CID, Detective Chief Superintendent Bob Skinner has seen it all... but even he is shocked by the savagely mutilated corpse discovered in a dark alleyway. The victim is identified as a successful young lawyer, and the motive for the brutal death remains a mystery.
Then further seemingly random killings in the city begin to suggest a vicious serial killer on the rampage. But when the lawyer's fiancee is also murdered, Skinner realises that someone is in deadly earnest.
What eventually emerges is an elaborate smokescreen shrouding a deep-rooted and intricate conspiracy. Now, whatever the danger to himself, Skinner is determined that in Edinburgh, at least, folk will abide by his rules.
Original title: Skinner's Rules
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives→ Police Procedural