An epic new crime drama.
This is not a detective story, but a story about a detective
William begins his career, after leaving university in 1970, as a constable on the beat. You follow his life over five tumultuous decades, until he finally becomes Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police in 2022, not without many setbacks along the way.
He first becomes a detective in the art squad, and through his career moves through drugs, murder, royal protection, Olympic Games security and finally counter terrorism – with several triumphs and a few disasters in between.
A backdrop of colourful characters, including his remarkable wife Beth, The Hawk, his boss, Inspector Ross Hogan, his closest friend, and often the cause and sometimes the solutions of his problems, Princess Diana, The Crown, and Miles Faulkner, a brilliant and resourceful criminal who dogs his path and chance of promotion at every opportunity.
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