AC-12 have uncovered a criminal network operating within the force, and DCC Dryden is charged with conspiracy to pervert the course of justice. While DS Arnott is convinced that DI Denton was set up, DC Fleming is determined to prove her guilt.moreless
Lindsay Denton is remanded in custody, and is seriously assaulted in prison. Matt Cottan, now a DI with AC-9, is seconded to help with the investigation into the attack on the convoy, discomfiting both Arnott and Fleming. The team is concerned at the absence of any apparent connection between Denton and the victims. Elsewhere, the mutilated body of a teenaged girl is discovered.moreless
Still reeling from the events at the hospital, Steve Arnott continues the investigation into DI Denton, while she and the undercover Kate Fleming look into the disappearance of a 15-year-old girl. The tenacious Denton also carries out her own investigation into the backgrounds of the team from AC-12, and it appears that their conduct might compromise the case against her.moreless
The team must head into the Saint-Marie jungle, when a birdwatcher is murdered.
A police convoy is ambushed, leaving three officers dead and a protected witness on the critical list. AC-12 is called on to investigate the possibility of a leak from a police source. As the only officer to survive the attack, DI Lindsay Denton is a valuable witness, but she is soon identified as the prime suspect.moreless
In the concluding part of this story, the team continues to search for proof that Alice is innocence, but they discover evidence that points to a high-level conspiracy.
When Alice Merren, a former Bletchley Park colleague, is charged with a distinguished scientist's the murder, Jean reunites the women for their second case.
The body of Agnes Gray, a woman who loved only animals, is found in the river - but she did not drown. And then her cousin Esslyn Carmichael is tricked into killing himself on stage during an amateur production of the murder mystery Amadeus.
Barnaby has to get to grips with clues which include adultery, dramatic ambition, stolen religious art, and large donations to animal charities, before unmasking a killer who proves to be mad.
Meanwhile, love begins to blossom between Cully Barnaby and Nico Bentley, one of the cast of Amadeus...