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 becomes Commissioner of the metropolitan police in 2022, not without many setbacks on the way. He becomes a detective in the art squad, moves on to drugs, police corruption, murder, and royal protection, with several triumphs and almost as many disasters along the way.
The series has a cast of colourful characters, including his remarkable wife Beth, his boss, The Hawk, his closest friend, Inspector Ross Hogan, the cause and sometimes the solution to some of his problems, and Miles Faulkner, a brilliant criminal, who dogs his path and chances of promotion at every turn.
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