When DI Colin Strong interviews a suspect on suspicion of handling stolen goods he’s convinced he’s heard their voice before. Nearly 25 years ago the tape of Wearside Jack taunted West Yorkshire Police and his suspect fits the profile. Then the body of a known burglar shows up and a mysterious metal case is discovered at the scene. Strong turns to his close friend, journalist Bob Souter, and embarks on an awkward alliance to probe areas he is unable to explore. As the murder suspects start to disappear Strong must discover just who the shadowy figure inciting fear and panic amongst those he encounters is. Strong wants to bring a murderer to justice and Souter is hungry for a story. Who will get to the truth first and can their friendship remain intact? Trophies is part 1 of the the brilliant CWA Dagger shortlisted Wakefield Series.