Mangled fingers have been turning up all over London and the inhabitants are scared. Ten murders in ten weeks, all committed with a pistol, and still nobody has a clue who the cowardly killer is.
Peter Andrew Scully is a hairy and patient painter with a fondness for bird watching. He doesn't know it yet but he is the only one who can stop the snooty killer.
When his granddaughter, Maureen England, is kidnapped, Peter Scully finds himself thrown into the centre of the investigation. His only clue is a bendy knife.
He enlists the help of a generous gardener called Steve Randall.
Can Randall help Scully overcome his cigarettes addiction and find the answers before the violent killer and his deadly pistol strike again?