There is a fate worse than death.
Chinese New Year’s Eve.
As dawn breaks on a snowy February morning, a refrigerated lorry is found parked in the heart of London's Chinatown. Inside twelve women, apparently illegal immigrants, are dead from hypothermia. But in the cab of the abandoned death truck, DC Max Wolfe of West End Central finds thirteen passports.
Twelve dead women. Thirteen passports.
The discovery sends Max on his most dangerous investigation yet. Who trafficked the dead women? And what happened to the one who survived?
The hunt for the missing woman will take Max Wolfe into the dark heart of the world of human smuggling, mass migration and 21st century slave markets. A world where the borders are coming down and the blackest forces in history are once again on the rise.
As Max discovers the ultimate fate of the woman who fell through the ice, he is forced to ask the question that haunts our time. What would you do for a home?