Title: Death Of a Temptress (DS Dave Slater Novels Book 1)
Author: P.F. Ford
Rating: 4.5 out of 5.0 stars(73)

DS Dave Slater is not a happy man. Caught in a tug-of-war between the Serious Crime Unit, who have blamed him for their latest fiasco, and his boss DCI Bob Murray who’s fighting to save Slater’s career, he’s had enough of sitting at home twiddling his thumbs.
Then Bob Murray is handed a case that needs to be investigated discreetly without too many others knowing what’s going on. Who better to investigate such a case than an officer who’s supposedly suspended?
However, at first glance, Slater is not impressed with the idea of re-investigating an old missing person case. But when an unexpected visitor tells Slater he just might find the very people who’ve put him in his current situation are also involved in his missing person case, he begins to feel that maybe he should take a closer look. Then, when someone tried to push him under a London bus, he knows for sure he’s onto something big!
Working with new partner Norman Norman, another SCU scapegoat, they soon find their missing person isn’t quite the dull, boring person they first thought she was, and pretty soon they begin to unravel a tangled web of corruption, blackmail, deception, and ultimately a very clever murder.
But with suspects seeming to come to their attention at every turn, can Slater and Norman work out who really is the killer!