The coroner's report identifies the body as young, black, female, and impossibly anonymous. Yet one thing is clear to Detective Chief Inspector Jane Tennison about the latest victim discovered in one of London's poorest districts--that news of her murder will tear apart a city already crackling with racial tensions, hurling Scotland Yard and Tennison herself into a maelstrom of shocking accusations and sudden, wrenching violence.
Even as London's brutal killer remains at large, Tennison remains locked in a struggle to overcome her station house's brutal chauvinism and insidious politicking. And as the department's deeply rooted racism rears its head to overshadow every facet of her new investigation, the trail of her prime suspect is growing colder. Worse, when the details of the beleaguered detective's stormy personal life explode across the headlines of London's sleaziest tabloids, Tennison's already frenzied determination to bring the killer to justice will be catapulted into obsession--one that could send her spiraling over the edge.
About the Author
Lynda La Plante's fifteen novels, including the Prime Suspect series, have all been international bestsellers. She was named a Commander of the order of the British Empire (CBE) in the Queen's Birthday Honours list in 2008. Lynda La Plante is the writer and producer of the British and American TV adaptations of the Prime Suspect series, as well as the current TV series Above Suspicion, based on her Anna Travis novels. She runs her own television production company and lives in London, England, and Easthampton, New York.