A bright young female student is found murdered in a hotel room. Lewis and Hathaway are drawn into a case driven by celebrity, ambition and dangerous sexual politics. As the investigation continues Lewis comes face to face with his past.
This crime drama's central character is Lewis, former colleague of Inspector Morse up until Morse's death. He is now an inspector. He and Det Sgt James Hathaway are assigned a variety of cases and report to new boss Chief Supt Jean Innocent.