"Class" is the issue; it seems that the "haves" have the local D.C.I. in their collective back pocket. But the after the manager of the exclusive Huntington Club is found dead, Tennison's unit is called in to investigate. The country club would like to blame a couple of amateur thieves from the local housing project, but Tennison knows that this murder is beyond their level of sophistication. Instead, a member of the club, Maria Henry, becomes her prime suspect. Henry, a solicitor, isn't easy to intimidate, and Tennison has only circumstantial evidence against her. To gain a confession, Tennison uses perhaps her most blood- chilling tactic yet.