Winter 1976, the Callaghan era, and the pros are being hit. A vice war? Detective Constable Del Kinnaird of Fulham's CID is following a lead when he loses his partner to intensive care. He gets another - Melanie Mowatt. But Del doesn???t work with women. Young and keen she may be, but nothing prepares her for Kinnaird's reaction. As they unravel a trail of killings that lead to establishment figures and warring vice barons, Melanie Mowatt finds she has to prove herself time and again in her efforts to earn the respect of her prejudiced and macho partner.