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Rukhsana Mahmood is dead, found battered about the head with the ferocity of a great rage. But who would want to kill a kindly young woman whose job as a health visitor made her loved and respected?

DI John Handford is assigned the case. It’s particularly sensitive as the Asian community is still reeling from the murder case he headed the previous year. When DS Khalid Ali is assigned to him, Handford is not at all happy, seeing it as a blatant criticism of his abilities. And as the animosity increases, dangerous tensions are raked up from the past . .