When a prison riot erupts into violence, Red ends up face to face with the ring leader, a man who once held him hostage and nearly drove him mad. Injured prisoners are moved to a crumbling, overstretched hospital. But a killer is amongst them, preying on their weaknesses. As the vicious murders spiral out of control, can Red and his team put aside their own emotional torment and find a method in his madness
The killer is still on the loose and Red's investigation is in crisis. The London hospital is no longer a place of safety; it has become a graveyard of pain. The killer seems to be taunting Red. Kate is plagued by horrific images she doesn't understand, as one by one the chief suspects are found dead. In a terrifying conclusion, Red sets himself up as the killer's final victim.
Locked in a car, abandoned on a massive rubbish dump and left to die in terrible circumstances, 20-year-old student Catherine McArdle's fate foreshadows an epic trail of death leading DCI Red Metcalfe through the darkest recesses of this serial killer's mind.Red Metcalfe and Duncan Warren are joined by DS Vickie Clarke and pathologist Rachel Price in a race to get ahead of a killer whose motives and methods seem beyond understanding.
Joseph Walker is haunted by a past of violence, passion and betrayal, which threatens his ability to hunt down a killer with a terrifying message for the world. But are Joseph and his new squad just tracking a criminal or are they themselves part of The Plan? Their lives are complex, messy and connected by an illicit love affair that involves CPS lawyer, Sarah Templar. Are they being judged by the killer, or are they just judging each other?
Joseph Walker has now deciphered the killer's crazy message. But Joseph is becoming more deeply embroiled in a past which seems to resonate with the killer's terrifying mission. Mel gets in deep with Joseph's main suspect, as Terry is forced to lie to the woman he secretly loves. Meanwhile, The Rapture approaches.