It’s 1940, and all Britain is hiding in the darkness of the blackout – until Hitler unleashes the terror of the Blitz. His bombs rain down, and the night skies east of London are lit up by fire. They say you could read a newspaper by its light.
The borough of West Ham is home to the Royal Docks – a prime target for the bombers. But it’s also the haven of a murderer – and bombs or no bombs, for Detective Inspector John Jago of the Metropolitan Police the hunt for justice must go on.