Old skeletons, new deaths, crime families, torture and intimidation; David Brock and Kathy Kolla are challenged like never before.
Skeletons are discovered in wasteland behind Cockpit Lane, a poor black area of inner south London, and DCI David Brock and DS Kathy Kolla of Scotland Yard's Serious Crimes Branch are called in to investigate.
The discovery that the victims died during the Brixton riots, over twenty years before, lead Brock and Kolla on a dark and dangerous journey into the heart of the West Indian community in London. A journey in which past and present come together in an intricate web of deception and intrigue, as Brock encounters a formidable old antagonist, Spider Roach. In a desperate search to find a crucial piece of evidence, Brock and Kolla unwittingly set in train a series of events that end in a shocking, violent conclusion.
Written with Maitland's characteristically vivid sense of character and place, Spider Trap is Maitland at his scrupulously-plotted, complex and compelling best.