DCI Grace Macallan’s career has hit a serious roadblock. When a covert police operation in Northern Ireland goes badly wrong, she s faced with a painful decision lie to save a young officer’s career or tell the truth and ruin her own reputation. For Grace, there can be only one answer.Reassigned to the newly formed Lothian & Borders Major Crime Team, Grace Macallan is forced to rebuild her career and her reputation. But when a brutal attack on a prostitute turns into a series of murders, the Major Crime Team is under serious pressure. The tabloid headlines are lurid and the team badly needs a result.With a new life to build in a new city, a new boss as smooth as an 18-year-old malt and a very high profile lawyer as the chief suspect, Grace soon begins to wonder if telling the truth is always the right thing to do.What people are saying about Cause of Death:’A first-rate police procedural by someone who evidently knows what he s talking about.’HANIA ALLEN’Audacious, Ritchie’s street talk sizzles with wit and invention. Cause Of Death is engaging, eventful and original.’M.P. WRIGHT As the revelations and subsequent chaos threaten to tear the Major Crime Team apart, Grace must find a way to deal with a whole new set of issues and a new life she never really wanted.