A city on the edge. A cop with a past. A serial killer with a mission.
Ryan Conner is a Metropolitan Police officer and former soldier. He's working undercover in the hedonistic playground that is the West End of London, risking his life in the mix of drug dealers, armed gangs, violent pimps, and their desperate and wretched victims. This month the city has an extra edge. The carnival of football that is the European Championships, Euro 96, is in town, bringing with it even more tourists, fans, and violence. In amongst it all is a Tall Man, stalking the streets of the London for one reason. Revenge. Tall Man is also a former soldier. He doesn't care about the football beyond it gives him cover to hunt his ultimate target. He leaves a trail of bodies as he does so. Conner, and elite female police officer Amber Mills, are thrown into the murder investigation of the worst spate of serial killings the contemporary British police has seen. Matters are made worse when Conner discovers that a shadowy and lethal military crime syndicate has its own agenda with Tall Man and will stop at nothing to shut Conner down. Inspired by the author's own experiences in the army and the police, Ninety- Six, has been described by critics as a "cracking", "outstanding", and "ground-breaking" story.