Author(s): Peter Ritchie
Book 1 in the Grace Macallan detective series.
After a spectacular rise through the ranks of Special Branch, Grace Macallan's career has hit a serious roadblock. Now she's ended up at Lothian and Borders Police HQ, still wondering if one big decision has ruined her career and her reputation forever.
While working with the RUC and running a paramilitary agent, Grace put her trust in information from her contact, but the operation had gone badly. Her informant ended up dead - killed by his own side - and Grace has chosen to testify against a colleague when most would have kept their mouths shut. Telling the truth at the wrong time can finish careers.
Now reassigned to the newly formed Major Crime Team in Lothian and Borders, Grace must rebuild her career and her reputation. The new team soon have plenty to deal with when a notorious gang of robbers raise the stakes and brutally murder the homeowners during their latest job in Glasgow. At the same time, brutal attacks on street prostitutes escalate into a series of murders and one of the main suspects is a high profile Edinburgh lawyer. As the revelations and subsequent chaos threaten to tear the Major Crime Team apart, Grace must find a way to deal with a whole new set of issues and a new life she never really wanted.
Peter Ritchie is a retired senior police officer. His books draw on his vast experience in CID, Murder Squads, Serious and Regional Crime Squads, NCIS London and Europol. Peter is an entertaining and experienced speaker who enjoys promoting his work at events and book festivals.