Havers: [to Lynley, on seeing him enter the hotel where she's staying] Are you checking up on me?
Lynley: I am checking in.
Havers: [rolling her eyes] Oh, great.
Lynley: Nice to see you, too, Havers. Do you fancy a drink?As a consequence of her actions in the previous episode, Havers is demoted to the rank of detective constable. She feels betrayed to learn that it was Lynley who recommended her demotion.Lynley is sent to Manchester to help investigate the double murder of Nicola Maiden and Gerry Cole, who were bludgeoned to death while they were out camping. Nicola's father, retired Superintendent Andy Maiden, believes that his daughter's killer must be one of the criminals he had helped put away during his career. Nicola's boyfriend, Julian Brittons, seems to be in denial over the fact that their relationship was over, and might have been jealous of her camping out with Cole. As for Nicola herself, she had recently dropped out of college and taken up employment with a PR firm, run by a man called Martin Reeve. Nicola had been flatting expensively with another young woman called Vi Nevin, paying rent that should be way beyond her official income.Lynley brings Havers up to Manchester to go through the files of Andy Maiden's past cases, and also to keep a close watch on her to avoid her getting into further trouble. It doesn't work, because Havers feels that Lynley and the local police are on the wrong track - she wants to focus on Gerry Cole and his relationship with Tony Eastman, a student whose ID card was found on Cole's body. Nicola's ex-tutor at college, Dr. Gavin Webster - who is about to publish a book - informs Havers that Tony Eastman was a brilliant student who has been dead for two years. Before his death, Gerry was heard saying that he was being looked after by Tony from beyond the grave.In the meantime, Havers' disobedience of Lynley's express instructions frustrates Lynley and starts jeopardizing their friendship, if not her career.