The Burning Men

Will Shindler

When a high rise development in South London catches fire mid-construction, a close-knit team of fire fighters tackle the blaze. But during the course of the night they find a man unconscious, suffering from smoke inhalation. He’s carrying several cases full of money.


The fire crew make a fateful decision and leave the man to die, stealing his cases and splitting the cash between them. In the months that follow they appear to have got away with it, and one by one they retire quietly on the proceeds.


But five years later one of them dies, set alight at his own wedding. When a second is murdered, DI Alex Finn and DC Mattie Paulsen begin to uncover the secret which binds these men together.


Finn and Paulsen are an unlikely pairing, but with both in need of a distraction after their recent traumas, they may need each other more than they realise…



UK Publication

Hodder, February 2020

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