Simon and Suzie are two pleasure seekers defined by their flamboyant tattoos. Peter Tressider is a politician on the fast track to the top. DS Aector McAvoy is a policeman with scars to his body and career. Each is marked in their own way. And soon each will be branded by the same sinister foe.Half serial killer thriller, half gritty police procedural, Original Skin examines the imprints that our darkest sins leave upon us, and just how far we will go to keep them covered.