This is an Alison Glasby Mystery. London, 2008: Alison Glasby's career in journalism seems to be over before it's really got going - not to mention her short-lived romance with Metropolitan police officer John Redgrave. Facing legal action for publishing an unsubstantiated article about police corruption from an anonymous source, she seems doomed to spend the next ten years writing the banal filler articles she thought - and hoped - she'd left behind.But when she receives a tip-off that the senior police officer in charge of policing the police - one Henry Dunne - may have dark secrets of his own, Alison's luck appears to be changing. Until, that is, her source is found with his skull caved in and the promised evidence vanishes. The police seem determined to ward her off, but stubborn as ever, Alison is not to be deterred - even if it means jeopardizing what remains of her relationship with Redgrave, and putting herself in danger in the process.