This author's first novel is a gripping thriller concerning the ambitions of the most eminent people in society, while it questions the most basic needs of humankind It took just one week -- a short time in politics and serial-killing -- to paralyse the nation. Monday dawns on a bishop's death in a lion's den. Not the first of the town's leaders to fall and certainly not the last. By Saturday, the killer's attention has turned to Parliament and the Palace and a shocked Britain grinds to a standstill. Survival is in the reluctant hands of one man and one woman, each in turn loving or loathing the other. Former journalist, Sean Connaughton, is losing his own crazy battle for survival and his family are barely coping. Detective Sergeant Molly Hannigan is on the run from a violent past, when she comes face to face with the killer. Beyond the personal battles is an even bigger conflict: will a nation lost in the Third Millennium's moral maze be fit enough to survive?