A controversial right-wing German politician is due to speak at the Oxford Union. Following a series of murders linked to a violent anarchist group, the city is on high alert. DCI Hanlon has been partnered with DI Huss to ensure the speech goes smoothly and put an end to the killing. But Huss has just received a fatal diagnosis. She only has weeks to live. The murders soon reveal a chilling alliance between the anarchists and European Jihadis. And when Hanlon traces the killer to the medieval city of Heidelberg, she soon realizes that the truth has a terrible price. Can Hanlon meet the cost? For fans of Lynda LaPlante and Graham Masterton.