Matchless detectives Bryant and May return from Christopher Fowler’s Darkest Day, tracking bizarre acts of violence through Soho at the height of a heatwave. Meanwhile two hired killers, one black, one white, swap smart post-Pulp Fiction dialogue and film executive Richard Tyler’s life turns into a nightmare after a very strange visit to the washroom. Midas has the touch, Glory brings glamour and death in her wake and Judy is enchanted. Barbara simply wants to save Richard who is determined to make a success of his life even if he has died trying. Discovering how these characters tie together is just one of the pleasures of a book that, from the cover inward, is strikingly offbeat.