Lynley: [uncomfortable] Helen and I...
Havers: [determined to be ignorant] Sir?
Lynley: ...Staying friends...what do you think about it? Really?
Havers: I don't think about it.
Lynley: [Wishing this to be true] Good. That's what I said.Promising young law student Emily Proctor is found murdered in Hyde Park. Despite being on leave, Lynley joins Havers in the investigation. They find out that until four months before her death, Emily had been working as an intern at the chamber of Tony Wainwright, a top human rights lawyer. Although Wainwright had been Emilyís mentor and idol, he and his devoted clerk, Hester Reed, staunchly refuse to disclose why Emily suddenly left the law firm.It soon emerges that after leaving the firm, Emily had started working for an online pornography studio, run by her long-estranged half-sister, Lisa Conroy. Of late, Emily was being hounded by one of her clients, Robert Tanner, and had recently asked another studio employee, Darren, to set up a video intercom at her flat for safety. Also, someone had been sending Emily bouquets of roses, with blank cards.As Havers and Lynley investigate, they begin to uncover secrets in Emilyís life that throw a shocking new light on the possible motive for which she was murdered. They also discover that Emilyís killing closely parallels the death of another young woman 15 years ago. It seems that both tragedies revolve around the same man.In the meantime, Lynley and Helen resume their marriage whole-heartedly, despite Lynley getting an uncomfortable feeling that Havers isnít too happy about this.