This is the first of the Detective Inspector Jack Gilbert series, set in the swinging sixties. It was a time when there wasn't DNA or cell phones, and detective work had to rely on hard nosed meticulous investigation without any of today's technology. Set in Cambridgeshire, Detective Inspector Jack Gilbert is a traditional copper with old fashioned principles, believing a woman’s place is in the home and he has no truck with the modern generation’s peacock fashions and corrupt morals. Imagine his horror then, when his newly appointed Sergeant is female. Not only is she attractive, she is very bright and an obvious high flyer. How will they work well together? However, both of them have secrets.