Det. Supt. Jane Tennison investigates the disappearance of a fourteen-year-old girl. With retirement looming, she resolves to tackle her own demons.
Jane is asked if she might consider retiring soon after thirty years in service and seven as a Detective Superintendent. Jane ponders this and then a body of a young Serbian girl is found in a warehouse. The girl has been tortured and strangled. Jane decides to take the case over from Detective Chief Inspector Simon Finch. Her investigation leads her to a Duscan Zigic who has possibly committed atrocities of war in Bosnia.moreless
Duscan goes into hiding, but an informer tells the police where he is and he is arrested. He confesses to killing both sisters. However Jane is convinced that Milan Lukic and Duscan Zigic were working together. She goes to Bosnia to discover the truth. On her return she is sent for by Scotland Yard who make her sign the official secrets act and warn her to stay off the case. However a visit to her father convinces Jane that she should stick to her convictions.moreless
Childminder Carolyn Norwood arrives at the home of 14-month-old Vicki Warwick to discover that the baby's mother Susan has been attacked and baby Vicki has been taken. Jane Tennison has just been discharged from hospital having terminated her pregnancy. She has now been promoted to superintendent. When Susan starts to recover she tells Jane that she has seen a strange man with two little girls watching her and her baby in the park. The description fits that of paedophile Chris Hughes, who has recently come out of prison. Could he be Jane's prime suspect?moreless
Det. Supt. Jane Tennison cracks the case, but gets a series of shocks.
The body of a teenage girl is found and the investigation leads Jane into a community who distrust the police. Jane has recently had an affair with DS Bob Oswalde and he is assigned to the case. A suspect confesses, but Jane and Bob have doubts.
Jane and her team investigate the murder of the manager of an exclusive club, The Huntington. The local police, including DCI Raymond, blame a gang of youths from the local council estate. However, Jane believes it is club member Maria Henry. As she tries to carry out her investigation Jane finds herself up against a community who refuse to help her discover the truth.moreless
Supt Jane Tennison is very happy in her relationship with Dr Patrick Schofield. A series of murders takes place similar to those that Jane has previously investigated. If they are committed by the same person then Jane is faced with a possible miscarriage of justice. The man convicted of the previous murders, George Marlow, is still in prison. Jane is suspended from the case. George always protested his innocence and a book has been written to help prove this. Jane discovers that Patrick has read the book and begins to wonder if Patrick is using her for his own research and feels betrayed. Jane needs to discover for herself if George is really innocent or if these are copy-cat crimes, as she believes them to be.moreless
The team has a confession, but both Jane and Bob believe that the murderer is still at large.