The Last Temptation (novel)

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The Last Temptation (2002) is a crime novel by Scottish author Val McDermid, the third in her acclaimed Dr. Tony Hill series, which has been adapted into the ITV television drama Wire in the Blood, starring Robson Green. This particular novel served loosely as the basis for recent episode Falls the Shadow.[1]


Across northern Europe a sadistic serial killer has been gruesomely drowning experimental psychologists, and the case takes on a rare personal aspect for Tony Hill when one of his friends falls victim. Teaming up in Germany with old sidekick Carol Jordan, who's undercover on the trail of some very dangerous crime kingpins, he finds himself drawn into a complex web of Nazi atrocities, child abuse and retribution...