As a man burns to death, young, homeless, helpless, he is surrounded by police on one side and rioters on the other. London is amidst violent protests and anger as a terrible scandal from the banking industry enrages them.
It is not quite what it seems though. A killer is at large.
The Peculiar Crimes Unit is called in to investigate, headed up by Arthur Bryant and John May. They and their team look for clues in the seemingly random choices that the serial killer is making, using the turbulent atmosphere of London’s streets as a cover for his/her actions.
The investigation leads to so much more than they expected – corruption, rebellion and the legend of Guy Fawkes. The twists and turns will keep you turn page by page, needing to know what they uncover and how it affects the investigation. Will this murderer be found? Will he be stopped?
The Burning Man does not just focus on the horrific incendiary murders, it seems that the lives of Arthur Bryant, John May and the team are at major crossroads.
‘I always said we’d go out with a hell of a bang,’ warns Bryant.
For thriller fans everywhere, Fowler captures the imagination and suck you in a world of deceit and murderous intent.