A Darker Domain - #2 Karen Pirie Series Author:Val McDermid Past and present intertwine in this brilliant exploration of loyalty and greed. — Fife, Scotland, 1984. Mike Prentice abandons his family at the height of a politically charged national miners' strike to join the strikebreakers down south. Despised and disowned by friends and relatives, he is not reported missing until 23 years later. — Fife, Scot... more »land, 1985. Kidnapped heiress Catriona Maclennan Grant is killed and her baby son vanishes when the ransom payoff goes horribly wrong. In 2008, a tourist in Tuscany stumbles upon dramatic new evidence that reopens the investigation.
Already immersed in the Prentice affair, Detective Karen Pirie, newly appointed head of the Cold Case Review Team, wants to make her mark with the 2nd unsolved 1980's mystery But 2 decades' worth of secrets are leading Pirie into a dark domain of violence and betrayal-a place darker than any she has previously entered.« less