“Platinum” is Strike and Robin’s nickname for the young Russian woman they are surveilling for their client “Two-Times.” Platinum wears platinum-coloured hair extensions and works as a lap-dancer at Spearmint Rhino to fund her studies at the London School of Economics.

Two-Times has a habit of hiring Strike to tail his girlfriends (who tend to be blonde) to find out if they are being unfaithful to him. Remarkably, Platinum appears to be monogamous.

Robin surveils Platinum from The Court pub as well as The Garrick, places where the killer at the same time is surveilling Robin….

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