A serial killer is loose in London, but the police hunt, arrest and charge the wrong man.
The wife of a south-London gangster boss is brutally beaten and murdered. Eyewitnesses identify her lover, Tony Simpson as the murderer. Simpson reads in the morning paper of the police hunt for him, but after a night of heavy drinking he suffers from amnesia and has no alibi. His wife refuses support, and he must seek shelter with friends. Soon he discovers a devious plot to frame him, and he finds out that a look-alike is impersonating him. Knowing that the police would not believe his story, he sets out to find the murderer himself.
His childhood friend, the victim’s husband, sets a trap for him, but he manages to escape it. Then, one of the young women sheltering him is also murdered, the other one attacked and left for dead, and the police are convinced Simpson is their man.
Simpson concerned about his friend’s safety gives himself up and is charged with murder. In the meantime, the killings go on, but because the modus operandi is different in each case, the police do not link them up.
Despite overwhelming evidence against him, the truth, at last, emerges during an Old Bailey trial and puts a twist in the tale.
What would any normal person do in a situation like this? In today’s world, none of us is safe from miscarriages of justice and must, therefore, be ready to fight for our existence.
This fast-paced crime story is intended for all mature readers.