Will this be DI Hillary Greene's first failure on a murder case? When an elderly lady is stabbed to death in her own home, D.I. Hillary Greene is instantly puzzled. The house doesn't appear to have been robbed, Flo Jenkins herself was well-liked by her neighbours and she hadn't an enemy in the world. Also, it was widely known that she was very unwell and when the post mortem reveals that she was riddled with cancer and had only weeks, maybe even days left to live, Hillary's even more nonplussed. Why kill a dying woman? To make matters worse, her team is distracted by her sergeant, Janine Tyler's upcoming marriage to Superintendent Philip Mallow and subsequent transfer out of HQ. Then her new DC turns out to have something of a violent temper and an uncertain past. With no forensics, no leads and only a junkie nephew as a vague suspect, is this going to be Hillary Greene's first failure on a murder case?