No of pages: 352
Other Editions: Hardback
Suffer the Children
DI Will Wagstaffe - ‘Staffe’ to friends and enemies alike - is a man with many burdens. On the eve of leaving for a personal trip abroad he is called to the scene of a horrific crime: a known paedophile has been butchered in his own home. As the violence escalates Staffe finds himself having to protect known offenders and haul the families of their victims down to the precinct. The case splits Staffe and his team, for it calls into question the whole idea of justice - when the courts have failed to prosecute the perpetrators of child abuse where does that leave the victims and their families?
As he digs deep into London’s dirtiest seams, figures from Staffe’s past come back to haunt him: Sylvie, the estranged love of his life, and Jessop, his ex-partner and mentor. In pursuing justice, he has to hurt the ones he loves but with his boss and the newspapers out to get him Staffe must revisit the past in order to make sense of the present and end the violence. In doing so the areas between right and wrong are blurred but the main question remains: how far would you go to protect your children?
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