By Lynda La Plante
Within the footsteps of Jane Tennison, immortalized through Helen Mirren in top Suspect, comes Anna Travis, a rookie girl detective approximately to embark on her first homicide case. The murders could not be extra grotesque. the strategy of killing is the same, the backgrounds of the ladies very related -- all are prostitutes. because the e-book opens, a 7th physique is located, related modus operandi however the sufferer this time is a candy younger scholar. Anna stumbles on an essential piece of knowledge that hyperlinks one guy to the killings, a widely known, much-loved actor. His protestation of innocence is convincing, and Anna should be succumbing to his flattering realization. What if he's arrested, the media erupts, and he's the inaccurate guy?
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Lewis and Barolli went straight from the car to ‘Teapot One’ to get some coffee. Unsure of the procedure, Anna just hovered nearby. When she looked further across the common towards the yellow ribbons cordoning off the car park, she could see white-suited forensic officers moving around. ’ she asked Lewis. ‘Pretty obvious. ’ she said hesitantly. ’ Lewis asked. ’ Actually, she’d had just a cup of black coffee; she had been too nervous to eat. Anna waited while Lewis and Barolli queued up for their bacon sandwiches.
Hearing this, Langton jumped to his feet, holding the photos of the six dead women like a pack of cards. ‘Their hands tied with their bra, strangled with their own tights. If forensic can verify that the knots around the neck and wrists were tied in a similar way, then Melissa Stephens becomes the latest victim of a serial killing. If we get this case then we’ve some hope of catching the bastard, but we’ve got to move! ’ With that, the team broke up; they would simply have to wait until the following morning.
Leave them with me. ’ Lewis shut the door and went back to his desk. Langton started to glance through possible replacements for Hudson. The first file belonged to an officer he had worked with before, and didn’t get along with. He opened the next one. Detective Sergeant Anna Travis’s file was certainly impressive. After graduating from Oxford University in economics she had done the usual eighteen weeks’ training at Hendon, then taken a uniform posting with a response team. Towards the end of her probationary period she had been attached to the local borough CID Robbery and Burglary Squad before switching to the Crime Squad.