At the height of a hot London summer, in which people are dying from a highly contagious virus, TV presenter Stevie Flint has discovered the body of her boyfriend, Simon Sharkey, lying dead in his flat.
Stevie has herself been laid low by the virus and, after eight days in bed, has finally recovered enough to act upon instructions left for her in a letter from Simon. She must deliver a mysterious package to his colleague, Malcolm Reah, at St Thomas' Hospital.
Extracts from the tense new thriller by the award-winning author Louise Welsh.
Reader: Nadine Marshall
Abridger: Siân Preece
Writer: Louise Welsh
Producer: Kirsteen Cameron.