As the countdown begins, the body count rises.With London gearing up to host the Olympics, the city doesn’t need a serial killer stalking the streets. They’ve got one anyway.Leaving a trail of brutal and bizarre murders, the police are no closer to finding their latest murderer than Detective Inspector Kurt Lancer is in finding a solution for his daughter’s disability.Thrust into the pressure cooker of a high profile case, the struggling single parent is wound tight as he tries to balance care of his own family with the safety of a growing population of potential next victims.One of whom could be his own daughter.Fingers point in every direction as the public relations nightmare grows, and Lancer’s only answer comes in the form of a single oak leaf left at each crime scene.
As many of you know, I’m co-hosting the A to Z Challenge in April this year, which basically requires 26 posts in 26 days based on 26 letters of the alphabet, one post beginning with each letter. Please drop me picture prompts or story starters so I can write a piece of fiction for each day in April (and credit you and the photographer as well as link to you), either as comment to this post or at atozstories at gmail dot com. Thanks to everyone who have sent in pictures and story prompts so far.