A police officer is murdered at a police convalescent center. Detective Inspector Alan Banks is instructed to handle the case with added scrutiny since it involves a member of the police department.
Set in the English countryside, we see Banks examine possible suspects. Then another murder is discovered and the search becomes more urgent.
Since there is the possibility of the murdered police officer being corrupt, Banks is forced to work with an officer from Professional Standards. Banks shows his resentment at this since he prefers to work alone and doesn't want someone looking over his shoulder.
The plot takes a turn as we learn of a connection between the murdered police officer and the second victim. The connection involves a missing twenty-year-old woman who went missing in Estonia.
The characters are particularly well drawn and it is interesting to see the respect Banks forms for the officer from Professional Standards.
Peter Robinson is a first class writer who demonstrates his talent for plotting, characterization and his ability to maintain the reader's attention throughout the story.
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