Amongst the urban rubble of east London one man searches for his lost sister; another for his lost love; and everyone else for a killer.
Winter 1989 is especially cold for Detective Sergeant Jack Sheridan when he’s assigned to a two-year-old investigation into the Docklands Ripper, a brutal killer already credited with the murder of five prostitutes.
As Jack and his partners delve into the tangled threads of the investigation thus far, it soon becomes clear that everything isn’t as straight forward as it should be. And when the detectives are drawn into the seedy world of illegal pornography, they begin to smell the foul stench of human corruption.
With little help from his so-called colleagues and under suspicion as to why he’s on the investigation in the first place, Jack finds himself immersed in the world of the Ripper: his neighborhood: his hunting ground. A place of social decay, drugs and prostitution, where the light no longer reaches down into the crevices, where the women sell the only thing left to them, the children run feral and the men prey upon helplessness.