THE GOVERNOR: The suspicious circumstances of a prisoner found dead in his cell. A subsequent riot which virtually destroys one of the most modern top-security prisons in England. It all puts the authorities under pressure to investigate the causes and get the press of their backs.
The highly publicized appointment of Helen Herwitt, the youngest woman to be in charge of an all-male prison, only increases the unrest in an already volatile situation. The officers are suspicious, antagonistic and the prisoners ready to riot against any new rules and regulations.
Barfield prison is home to some of the country’s toughest criminals. And case-hardened officers who’ll pounce at the first sign of weakness. Helen Herwitt has a formidable task, and she has no allies…
PRIME SUSPECT: She fought for the right to lead a murder enquiry. They fought for the chance to stop her.
Detective Chief Inspector Jane Tennison came through the ranks the hard way, opposed and resented every step. Then she inherited a murder enquiry – and the boys lined up to watch her fall.
Tennison needed proof, anything she could find to make the charges stick. And that was when she turned up the second body…
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