Finalist for the CWA Gold Dagger 2010
When Anna Cameron is promoted and moved to a new division, it should be a turning point for her. But if she thought having a female boss would make life easier, she’d reckoned without the fearsome "JC" Hamilton. Then her mother goes into a coma in a foreign country and an old woman disappears from a Glasgow care home under suspicious circumstances. With Anna’s career and personal life threatening to implode, the gang-related murder of a young Asian boy and an assault on one of her officers only serves to turn the screws tighter.