Steve Dark is the primary focus of the second instalment of the Level 26 trilogy – he’s washed up, self obsessed and struggling to come to grips with being a father to a motherless daughter. No longer working for the agency responsible for tracking and stopping the Level 26 killers, he’s a pale comparison of his former self. Choosing to hide deep within while maintaining the façade of a college professor, Dark’s obsessive compulsive behaviour sees him canvas old texts on serial killers analysing from the confines of his own home rather than the field which made his name. His white collar job provides just enough outside stimulation as to stop him from reverting to a full blown hermit. Make no mistake, Dark is a far cry from the character last seen in DARK ORIGINS. Despite a wealth of material to draw upon for Steve Dark, he still felt a little cardboard cut-out like for me.