Exploitation. Kidnap. MurderSam Turiff is a loan shark preying on the most vulnerable people in Newcastle.Detective Eric Ward’s investigation runs into a brick wall trying to bring down the callous criminal. No one will give evidence against him. They are frightened what he’ll do to them.Then Kate Geraghty is kidnapped. She is the granddaughter of local tycoon Liam Geraghty, and there’s a link to the loan shark.But who carried out the kidnapping and why?The case soon turns into a murder investigation, and Ward finds himself up against a Northern crime empire.Can detective Ward bring down the crime lord before anyone else pays the ultimate price?