Decktora Raines is on leave from the CIA, trying to escape memories of the agent she lost and the disappearance of her life partner, Alex. But when a Russian defector she once handled unexpectedly reaches out to her, urging her to come to London, her instincts take over. She arrives to find that another Russian defector has been murdered, and the only clues are claw marks and an unidentified white powder.
The bodies pile up, and the Metropolitan Police of London and the public begin to think that a serial killer is on the loose. But Decky and her defector know it's the Russians. And as the claw murders increase, with some of Decky's London contacts falling victim, she must put the bad memories behind her and rely on finely-honed instincts to find the killers and figure out what they have to gain—and how to stop them from killing again.
About the Author
Lucy Kirk is a retired CIA operations officer and former Chief of Station. She spent over three decades working in the Central Intelligence Agency, on assignments both in the U.S. and abroad. She focused on the USSR and post-Soviet Russia, an area of the world considered most significant to the national security interests of the United States. She currently teaches courses on espionage and the Cold War in New York City.