An engineer on a car ferry sailing from Dublin is murdered and his killer is on board.
But what connects the victim to drug dealers and the gangsters of Dublin?
A data stick discovered by the murdered man’s wife finds may hold the clues. But the codes and numbers on it only complicate the investigation.
And then Inspector Drake’s cousin makes contact and tells him he has information. Can Drake rely on him or does he have another agenda?
When the team discover a direct link to drug dealing in North Wales and beyond there are powerful forces at work.
Drake’s cousin drags Drake’s family into the middle of a case that piles the pressure on Drake who’s facing the prospect of losing his father to cancer.
Establishing the evidence takes Drake to Dublin and Cardiff and then on a last-minute chase over North Wales to catch the killer.
Read Worse than Dead today, a great yarn with realistic characters.