Breaking Point

Breaking Point

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There is a killer loose on the London Underground. He kills without leaving any forensic trace, and seemingly without motive. Genecrime, the UK's elite forensic unit, are stretched to the limits trying to find one usable clue. And there is another problem facing Genecrime. Before he was sacked as head of the unit, Reuben Maitland developed a system to predict latent homicidal behaviour from people's DNA. Now rogue elements in the police, believing that prevention is better than cure, are using Reuben's research to hunt down and incite latent psychopaths beyond their breaking point. Reuben must track down whoever is misusing his technology and stop them before more lives are destroyed. But what he cannot know is that his investigation will lead him directly into the path of the Underground killer.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 36mm | 381.02g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Corgi Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552157562
  • 9780552157568
  • 908,818

About John Macken

John Macken works as a scientist in a large windowless building. He is married with two children. He is the author of two previous books featuring Reuben Maitland - Dirty Little Lies and Trial by Blood.show more

Back cover copy

Is there a gene for murder? Commuters on the London Underground are being murdered, seemingly at random. What is the killer's motive, and how can he kill without leaving a single forensic trace? Maverick forensic scientist Reuben Maitland has developed a system to identify future psychopaths from their DNA. But now he discovers that someone is using his research to hunt down and incite latent psychopaths. Reuben knows he must find whoever is misusing his groundbreaking discovery, and fast. But what he doesn't count on is that his investigation will lead him right into the path of the Underground killer.show more

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