Travis's commitment to solving the Delany case, and her confidence in her own abilities, lead her to take a dangerous gamble. Langton, still seething over the fall-out from the Fitzpatrick case, tries to secure a confession from one of the team.
The team discovers that one of Amanda Delany's former housemates has died of a drugs overdose, and tries to track down the dealer. DCS Langton, meanwhile, is determined to find out who sabotaged his recent bid for promotion to commander.
DCS James Langton and DI Anna Travis investigate the suspicious death of a famous young actress, found dead in her home, and discover that while it seemed she had everything to live for, the girl was deeply troubled and lonely. The ambitious Travis is determined to get a quick result.