Book two in the Mad Max series. Peter Maxwell didn't want to attend the GNVQ course. He didn't want to get mixed up in murder either - but perhaps it was all part of death's rich tapestry. And while a disparate gathering of teachers was breaking ice upstairs at the Carnforth Centre, someone else was in the basement - breaking skulls. But what the killer couldn't have foreseen was that Peter Maxwell has a habit of taking things like this personally. And, when that happens, Mad Max doesn't get madder, he gets results.