Baker & Taylor After his usual assistant is replaced by Monika Paniatowski, the force's first female detective sergeant, and with knowledge of his new boss's enmity, Chief Inspector Woodend investigates the murder of a Blackpool policeman.
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The investigation into the brutal murder of a Blackpool policeman in the middle of the holiday season was never going to easy, but the case itself is not Woodend's only problem. There is trouble at home: his new boss, DS Ainsworth, is just waiting for an opportunity to stick a knife in his back; his invaluable assistant, Bob Rutter, had been replaced by a new sergeant more intent on advancing her own career than helping him -- and the Blackpool police themselves seem to think it might be better if the killer were never found . . .