This is the seventh Metcalfe detective novel and previous volumes are referred to during the book. Not having read these, I still found this novel accessible and an easy read. It deals with a body falling out of the sky and the repercussions of this murder: it uncovers police corruption, drug dealing, murder and other nefarious activities.
Characterisation is very good and the novel is engaging and enjoyable. The plot is well put together and original. I recommend this to all lovers of well-written detective fiction.