An Incident in Longmere, the sixth book in the Patrick Shea mystery series, has newly promoted Detective Inspector Patrick Shea and his team at New Scotland Yard investigating a series of date-rapes where contact is made in West London’s public houses. A domestic-violence incident in the exclusive enclave of Longmere in West London leads the team to Desmond McDermott in the Office of State Policing at the Home Office. Two corrupt coppers, who work with West London’s Sapphire Unit, a unit that specializes in the investigation of sexual crimes, are protecting McDermott. McDermott’s position gives him access to all the police files of his victims, further complicating the investigation.
The back-jacket blurb: “A serial-date rapist is stalking women in West London’s public houses. Newly promoted Detective Inspector Patrick Shea of New Scotland Yard and his team of investigators have been tasked with gathering sufficient evidence to bring the man to justice. But will his high-ranking position within the British Government protect him from prosecution?”
The final book in the Patrick Shea series, An Incident in Longmere, will be available in November 2017.