When a young girl is found murdered in a field, the scientific
examination of the exhibits is just a routine job for the staff of
Hoggatt's forensic science laboratory. But nothing could have
prepared them for the brutal death of one of their own. When the
senior biologist is found dead in his laboratory Commander
Dalgliesh is called to the bleak fens of East Anglia, where the
murderer is lying in wait to strike again.