Currently Reading - Beautiful Death, Fiona McIntosh

Beautiful Death (Fiona McIntosh) is the follow up to Bye Bye Baby (Lauren Crow).  The first book was published under a pseudonym, the second under the author's real name.  Both of the books feature DCI Jack Hawksworth so there's a level of confusion that seems somewhat pointless and slightly tiresome.  Why?

From the Blurb:

A man walking his dog by the River Lea in London makes a grisly discovery and soon DCI Jack Hawksworth is in the grip of a confounding case: Londoners have become the target of a calculating killer‚ who ′trophies′ the faces of his victims.

Under enormous pressure from politicians and the public‚ Jack and his team begin their investigation‚ which takes them into the murky world of human organ trading. But when the murderer strikes closer to home than Jack could ever have imagined possible‚ the case becomes a personal crusade −− and a race against time. Can the killer be brought to justice before Jack is removed from the operation?

Opening Lines:

February 2005.  The two men frowned at the map.  It made little sense and one referred to the detailed instructions he'd taken good care to note down.  Hiran needed to make his new life in England work; he had a wife and five children back home, whereas Taj only had two little ones.  Hiran suspected he might be taking this opportunity more seriously than his friend.

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