DS Kate Jackson is distraught when a sure-fire prosecution case against a celebrity accused of rape breaks down. The failed prosecution is an excuse for her superiors to move Kate to another police force, where, putting the past behind her, she successfully rebuilds her career.
Then the celebrity who was acquitted all those years ago is found dead on Kate’s beat – and, suddenly, she finds herself under suspicion of murder …
‘No second chance’.
The phrase stuck with DS Kate Jackson throughout the ordeal that followed. It began with the internal enquiry, and worsened with the disciplinary tribunal that followed. The phrase reverberated through Kate’s mind during her period of suspension from duty, and it was at the forefront of her mind as she listened to the chairman of the panel deliver their findings.