Jane Tennison has worked hard to become the first female detective ever post to the infamous Flying Squad, or 'the Sweeney’. But the Dirty Dozen is a notorious boys’ club, and Jane’s new colleagues make it clear that they don’t think a woman is up to the dangers of the job.
Dealing with some of London’s most ruthless armed criminals, who think the only good cop is a dead cop, is no joke. Determined to prove she’s as good as the men, Jane discovers from a reliable witness that a gang is going to carry out a massive robbery.
But she doesn’t know who they are, or where and when they will strike . . .
Praise for Lynda La Plante
’Lynda La Plante practically invented the thriller’ Karin Slaughter
’Classic Lynda – a fabulous read’ Martina Cole
’Satisfyingly full of twists and turns’ The Independent
’A rare ring of authenticity’ Sunday Telegraph
’An absorbingly twisty plot’ Guardian