Along the way Waddell gets help from an unusual source - friend and colleague Stevie Campbell who's in a coma. At least to everyone else - he's talking to Waddell.
Note - Vile City was published by Caffeine Nights in 2017.
Detective Inspector Duncan Waddell has enough problems not least of all that his best friend and colleague Stevie who's meant to be comatose is talking to him and only him. Now he faces his most bizarre case yet.
When he walks free there's a public outcry, but not everybody is content to just get angry.
When MacDonald is later found murdered with his pinkie removed just like his 15-year-old victim, the police think it's an isolated incident, but more murders follow and they begin to realise they're on the trail of a vigilante killer.