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The emergence of further flayed victims points to a serial killer with an unhealthy interest in his victims' skin. Despite the clues left behind, the detectives seem no closer to finding their man. Buchan's researches prove fruitful, but may place him in grave danger.
The masked killer is still at large, and Chandler is particularly interested in a woman who managed to survive an attack. He and Miles must resolve their differences to brink the killer to book.
As further victims emerge, and with his team in disarray, Chandler is forced to take desperate measures.
A flayed human face is discovered in a Whitechapel art gallery. A second murder follows quickly, the killer leaving coded messages at each crime scene. Some Russian prison tattoos indicate a link to organised crime. The team is unsettled by mysterious footsteps and the flickering of lights within the station.
DI Chandler and the team attend Miles's daughter's christening. Elsewhere in Whitechapel, a fox is seen with a human arm in its mouth, and other body parts are washed up from the Thames.
A dangerous inmate escapes from a psychiatric unit. When a babysitter is murdered, Chandler fears that a masked spree killer is at large in Whitechapel.
Following on from the incident at the tailor's workshop, a second mass murder occurs, and again there was no obvious break-in and no forensic evidence.
Someone is killing witches in Whitechapel. Chandler is determined to bring the investigation to a conclusion, but the detectives become disturbed by inexplicable phenomena manifesting within the station.
A disembowelled body is discovered in a sewer. The team must establish whether a killer is at large, or if feral swine have returned to London's sewers. Chandler has to pull the detectives together after an abysmal team-building exercise.
Dr Llewellyn establishes that the dismembered remains show traces of cantharidin, the poison and sometime aphrodisiac Spanish fly.
DI Chandler and DS Miles investigate the slaughter of four people at a tailor's fortified workshop. Ed Buchan, retained by Chandler as the team's historical adviser, believes that the huge archive at Whitechapel station will provide the necessary insight into this baffling crime.
DI Chandler, DS Miles and the team investigate the bizarre murder of a man on the run who is crushed to death. Edward Buchan recalls that this was a method used in the 17th century to deal with alleged witches. Then a second body is found, the victim having been burned at the stake. The investigation runs into difficulty when one victim's historic involvement in espionage attracts the attention of the security services.moreless