The coroners 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 Londons poorest districtsthat 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 Londons brutal killer remains at large, Tennison remains locked in a struggle to overcome her station houses brutal chauvinism and insidious politicking. And as the departments 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 detectives stormy personal life explode across the headlines of Londons sleaziest tabloids, Tennisons already frenzied determination to bring the killer to justice will be catapulted into obsessionone that could send her spiraling over the edge.
About the Author
Lynda La Plantes fourteen novels, including the Prime Suspect series, have all been international bestsellers. She is an honorary fellow of the British Film Institute and a member of the UK Crime Writers Awards Hall of Fame. She runs her own television production company and lives in London and East Hampton, New York.