A new Burton & Lamb thriller with an AI twist from the acclaimed author of The Pinocchio Brief.
"An intense and compelling legal drama - quite wonderful" - Geoffrey Wansell
An elderly local artist plunges 100 feet to her death at an overstretched London hospital and the police immediately sense foul play. The hospital cleaner, a Syrian refugee and a loner, is arrested for her murder.
He protests his innocence, but why has he given her the story of Aladdin to read, and why does he shake uncontrollably in times of stress?
Judith Burton and Constance Lamb reunite to defend a man the media has already convicted. Together they uncover not only the cleaner's secrets, but also those of the artist's family, her lawyer and the hospital.