JACK in the BOX

| April 29, 2013

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JACK in the BOX

London, 2000. When DCI Von Valenti is called to investigate the murder of Max Quincey, her Chief Superintendent’s actor brother, she is struck by the resemblance of the modus operandi to that of unsolved murders in Soho fifteen years before. Those murders, known as the ‘Jack in the Box murders’ because of the mutilated Jack in the Box left at the scene of the crime, were of young male prostitutes who were blinded and strangled. At the time, a play, ‘Jack in the Box’, was running in London’s West End, directed by Max Quincey himself, and Von has not failed to notice that Quincey’s murder coincides with the play’s return.

But when she and her number two, DI Steve English, begin their investigation, no-one will tell her anything about Quincey’s murder and everyone is lying about the past. Von soon finds herself being drawn more and more to the case of the rent boys. Can she penetrate the wall of silence and find what links the present to the past?

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