Chief Detective Inspector Jane Tennison has moved up the ranks, fighting every step of the way to break through the station house’s glass ceiling. Now, on her first day as the head of the Vice Squad, a case comes in that threatens to destroy everything she has worked for.
As Vera Reynolds, drag queen and night club star, swayed onstage singing “Falling in Love Again,” a sixteen-year-old rent boy lay in the older man’s apartment, engulfed in flames. When Tennison’s investigation reveals an influential public figure as her prime suspect, a man with connections to politicians, judges, and Scotland Yard, she’s given a very clear message about the direction some very important people would like her investigation to take. Suddenly, in a case defined by murky details, one fact becomes indisputably clear—that for Tennison, going after the truth will mean risking her happiness, her career, and even her life.
In Prime Suspect 3, Lynda La Plante’s no-nonsense detective, Jane Tennison, takes on the most insidious nemesis she’s ever faced—her own mounting obsessions. Determined to bring justice to the murder of a teenaged male prostitute, but thwarted by conspiracy, corruption, and chauvinism at every level of her own police force, Jane is starting to crack. And though she’s finally broken through the glass ceiling of her old station house and been promoted to the Soho Vice Squad, her furious quest for the truth will put everything she’s accomplished back on the line. Readers of Laura Lippman’s Tess Monaghan thrillers, La Plante’s Anna Travis mysteries, and television series like Bones, The Closer, and Law and Order: SVU will not want to miss the final, memorable chapter in the hard-boiled female detective series that started them all—Prime Suspect 3: Silent Victims.