Lynda La Plante (born Lynda Titchmarsh) is a British author, screenwriter, and erstwhile actress (her performances in Rentaghost and other programmes were under her stage name of Lynda Marchal), best known for writing the Prime Suspect television crime series.
Alexander Fitzpatrick is one of the most wanted men in the Western world. Wealthy, handsome, charismatic and supremely dangerous, with numerous aliases, Fitzpatrick is a drug-trafficker who has eluded arrest for more than thirty years. For the past decade there has been no sightings of him.
In a notorious drug dealers' squat in north London ex-police officer Frank Brandon is shot dead. DI Anna Travis tries to connect the presence of her much-respected ex-colleague with such desperate surroundings. Her formidable new boss, DCI Carol Cunningham, impatient for results and frustrated by the total lack of credible suspects is constantly challenging her.