Bennet Drake has undergone a personal revolution. He has grieved the loss of his wife, Bella, and he has reinvented himself. His thuggish past entirely rejected, he has foresworn violence and dedicated himself to becoming the policeman — the man — he always wanted to be: calm, methodical, procedural. A man of peace. But this has only been made possible by distancing himself from Whitechapel, the place he was born and raised, leaving London for Manchester where four years of exemplary policing have seen him promoted to Detective Inspector. But now he is back and ready to tackle the dark forces of East London once again.