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"Tennison has proven herself and won her colleagues' grudging respect. When she is assigned to head a murder inquiry in the African Caribbean community, it seems further evidence that her star is on the rise."--Container.
"Detective Superintendent Tennison moves among stations to head high-profile cases for the Area Major Investigation Team. In The lost child a wrenching personal decision colors her search for an abducted toddler. In Inner circles, the manager of an exclusive country club is found dead in his home, and fingers point to the residents of a local housing project. The scent of darkness finds Tennison happy in her private life, but strained at work....
Tennison relocates to the Greater Manchester Police for a stint as a community relations officer at local schools. Later she is assigned the shooting case of a young drug dealer, and she pegs a corrupt local drug lord as the killer. Somehow he stays one step ahead of her investigation. Is he getting inside information?
"Tennison seizes the opportunity to head a murder investigation--something she should have done long ago, had she not been passed over by her male superiors time and again. With a suspect already identified and her own team openly hostile, she uncovers errors and conflicting facts that point to a coverup within the force."--Container.
Detective Superintendent Jane Tennison finds herself searching for Sallie Sturdy, a fourteen-year-old girl presumed murdered. Facing the hospitalization of her father, descending deeper into alcoholism, and resisting pressure to retire quietly, Tennison vows to bring Sallie's killer to justice before ending her career. She forges a surprising friendship with Penny Philips, Sallie's best friend.
"Tennison has been transferred to a new station and a new assignment: getting prostitutes off the streets of Soho. But when a 17-year-old rent boy is burned to death, her superiors aren't keen on her investigating the murder."--Container.
Ripe for retirement in the eyes of some, Tennison is still up for a fight, and she'll need all the energy she can muster when she takes on the darker forces of British government in search of a sadistic killer with a guilty past.