DI Thomas Lynley is still on compassionate leave after the murder of his wife, Thomas Lynley is called back to Scotland Yard when the body of a woman is found stabbed and abandoned in a Stoke Newington cemetery. While Lynley works on the case in London, his former colleagues Barbara Havers and Winston Nkata follow the murder trail south to the New Forest--and to an outcome that is both tragic and shocking. The discovery of a body offers Isabelle Ardery, his temporary replacement at the Met, the chance to make her mark with a high profile murder investigation. Persuading Lynley back to work seems the best way to guarantee a result: Lynley's team is fiercely loyal to him and Isabelle needs them - and especially Barbara Havers - on her side.
George, Elizabeth, 1949- Inspector Lynley ; bk. 16.
Inspector Lynley ; bk. 16
Havers, Barbara (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
London (England) -- Fiction.
Lynley, Thomas -- Fiction.
Police -- England -- Derbyshire -- Fiction.
Women -- Crimes against -- Fiction.
Women detectives -- England -- Fiction.