Detective Nick Belsey is broke. Now it looks like he's out of a job - something happened last night, something with the boss' wife...At dawn, on what should be the last day of Belsey's career, Hampstead CID is ghostly quiet. Belsey checks the overnight files. There's a missing-person report. But this one's different. It's on the Bishops Avenue, London's richest street. Belsey sees a scam, an escape route. But he hasn't got there first. Furiously paced and thrillingly plotted, "The Hollow Man" is a black love letter to London's shadow world. It marks the beginning of a seductive contemporary detective series, and the arrival of a future master of the genre.