Big Bill is an ex-detective from Canada now owning a blues club in Lancashire. To supplement his income, he begins a side-line. The Smokestack detective agency. His first case is a missing girl. Is she simply a runaway or has she been taken? No-one seems to know or care.
Then victims of a serial killer begin to emerge and more young girls disappear. How long has this been happening? The chase for the truth leads to shocking revelations, far beyond anything Bill could have imagined.
The girls are only part of the dangerous world he has stumbled into. Now he is against powerful and ruthless adversaries who have a plan. But how many people are involved, and who is pulling the strings? Amid all the unanswered questions, the one certainty is…no-one is safe.