Deadly Intent : Alexander Fitzpatrick is one of the most wanted men in the Western world. Wealthy, handsome, charismatic and supremely dangerous, with numerous aliases, Fitzpatrick is a drug-trafficker who has eluded arrest for more than thirty years. For the past decade there has been no sighting of him. In a notorious drug dealers' squat in north London ex-police officer Frank Brandon is shot dead. DI Anna Travis tries to connect the presence of her much-respected ex-colleague with such desperate surroundings. Her formidable new boss, DCI Carol Cunningham, impatient for results and frustrated by total lack of credible suspects, is constantly challenging her. Determined to find answers, Anna tries to put all thoughts of her previous boss - and lover - James Langton far out of reach. Anna knows that Frank had recently married, and discovers that his widow had an ex-partner by the name of Anthony Collingwood - one of Alexander Fitzpatrick's aliases . . . Terrified by the implication of her findings, Anna comes under increasing fire from Cunningham. A new personal relationship beckons, but then into Anna's life comes the last person she ever wanted to see again . . .