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Ainsworth, is just waiting for an opportunity to stick a knife in his back; his invaluable assistant, Bob Rutter, had been replaced by a new sergeant more intent on advancing her own career than helping him -- and the Blackpool police themselves seem to think it might be better if the killer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 . . .
Sally Spencer is a pen name for a husband and wife writing team, called Alan and Lanna Rustage. Sally Spencer is the author of the Sam Blackstone mysteries and the DCI Monika Paniatowski mysteries.