Annie Carter is back! She was a madam in a brothel and a gangster's moll, but now her protection is gone and her enemies are closing in. 1971, London gang boss Annie Carter Barolli is living the New York high life with the feared mafia godfather Constantine Barolli. Then family tragedy strikes, leaving only Annie, Constantine's sister Gina and his three children alive, and now they're in terrible danger. And what's worse -- it signals a major shift in mafia power. Annie returns to London with her daughter Layla, pursued by a hit man. Someone wants her dead and the only way she can stay alive is to find out who's paying for the contract and to strike first. Then, the reappearance of an old East End face sparks a shocking suspicion -- the possibility that Max Carter, Annie's first and greatest love, didn't die two years ago, as she had been led to believe. Has he truly just been playing dead?
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Jessie Keane is the bestselling author of Dirty Game and Black Widow. Scarlet Women, the third in the Annie Carter trilogy, shot straight into the Sunday Times bestseller list. Her most recent novel is The Make. Jessie lives in Hampshire.