Perfect Kill by Helen Fields
Published by Avon Books
He had never heard himself scream before. It was terrifying.
Alone, trapped in the darkness and with no way out, Bart Campbell knows that his chances of being found alive are slim.
Drugged and kidnapped, the realisation soon dawns that he’s been locked inside a shipping container far from his Edinburgh home. But what Bart doesn’t yet know is that he’s now heading for France where his unspeakable fate is already sealed…
This is the sixth outing for DI Callanch, currently based in France through the efforts of his on/off love interest DCI Ava Turner to create some space between them. However he soon appears back on the scene when a young Scottish man is found with all of his vital organs missing across the Channel, and you know it will take the combined skills of these two detectives to begin to catch a killer or killers.
The story begins with student Bart Campbell waking up in the dark, chained up and frightened for his life. He doesn't remember much after leaving the restaurant where he works but it soon turns out he is locked in a shipping container bound across the Channel to France. There he meets others who have also been transported in shipping containers but what fate awaits them is anyone's guess.
Meanwhile back in Edinburgh foreign women are being sold into prostitution, and much worse, to the highest bidder. Helen Fields really doesn't leave anything to the imagination here so be prepared for some stomach churning scenes that truly demonstrate just how terrible the human race can be. The book flits between organ harvesting and people trafficking so there really is no respite here and with Ava and Luc trying to keep their feelings for each other under control there is no time to lose.
Of course the book concludes with an ending that will make fans of the series desperate to read what will hopefully be the next book in the series!
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