DS/DI Ian Peterson's first case. Charting his career and the gruesome investigations he finds himself caught up in.
When Henry's wife is stabbed to death, he pays a prostitute to give him an alibi. Her body is discovered, strangled, and the police realise they are dealing with a serial killer who will stop at nothing to cover his tracks. While they are hunting for evidence, another prostitute is brutally murdered. On the track of a vicious killer, Ian doesn't realise he is risking the life of his young colleague, Polly.
Already established as a popular character in his own right, Ian Peterson appears in a supporting role in the first three Geraldine Steel novels. Cold Sacrifice is the start of his own career as protagonist in a brand new detective series.
'Another great investigation... If you like crime novels and you haven't tried Leigh Russell's books yet then give them a go - you just might become addicted.'Our Book Reviews Online
'A complex mystery rich in characters, this new series promises some interesting times ahead for Ian Peterson.'Promoting Crime Fiction
Leigh Russell is the author of internationally bestselling Geraldine Steel series: CUT SHORT, ROAD CLOSED, DEAD END, DEATH BED, STOP DEAD, FATAL ACT, KILLER PLAN, MURDER RING, DEADLY ALIBI and CLASS MURDER. The series has sold over a million copies worldwide. CUT SHORT was shortlisted for the Crime Writers' Association (CWA) John Creasey New Blood Dagger Award, and Leigh has been longlisted for the CWA Dagger in the Library Award. Her books have been #1 on Amazon Kindle and iTunes with STOP DEAD and MURDER RING selected as finalists for The People's Book Prize. Leigh is chair of the CWA's Debut Dagger Award judging panel and a Royal Literary Fellow. Leigh studied at the University of Kent, gaining a Master's degree in English and American Literature. She is married with two daughters and a granddaughter, and lives in London.