The victim was young. Female. And black. Her skull had been smashed in, her face decomposed beyond all recognition. But for Detective Chief Inspector Jane Tennison, the corpse that had just been found in one of London's poorest communities was only the beginning of a case that would tear apart an already divided city and embroil the gritty cop and her force in a hotbed of racial strife, shocking accusations, and sudden, wrenching violence. But Jane Tennison was not a woman who let anything get in the way of her passion for justice. Not the racism of some of the boys in the station house, or the slippery politicking of her superiors. Not even when her own stormy love life explodes in sleazy tabloid headlines. Because a brutal and seductive killer was still at large, luring innocent girls from London's midnight streets. And because for Jane Tennison, stalking her prime suspect has become an obsession—one that could send her spiraling over the edge
About the Author
Lynda La Plante made her breakthrough in writing with the phenomenally successful TV series Widows. She has written eight subsequent bestselling novels, including The Legacy, Cold Shoulder, and Sleeping Cruelty, and her original script for Prime Suspect won a BAFTA award, British Broadcasting award, Royal Television Society Writers award, and Edgar Allan Poe Writers award.