Someone wanted would-be politician Malcolm Dale dead, and managed to achieve this aim without leaving much in the way of clues, forensics, or witnesses. Here, then is a case for Detective Inspector Hillary Greene. But she has barely started before another case blows up, leaving her out of the loop and with too much time on her hands. She starts investigating but what she discovers leaves her reeling with her own career in jeopardy and the fate of her team hanging in the balance. Moreover, Janine Tyler is now in charge of her original murder investigation and her old adversary Frank Ross is up to all his usual, dangerous tricks. Hillary will have to employ all her skills if she is to extricate herself.