Detective Sergeant Peter Johns is resentful of the young PC who catches the attention of his friend and boss, DI Richard Paige. Richard encourages his new protégé to apply for promotion and Peter fears that he is being left behind. They go their separate ways, but then fate throws them together again. Peter now has the upper hand. How will he treat his erstwhile rival?
This short story is part of a series of extracts from Peter's memoirs. Also available as audiobooks:
PC Johns Turns to Crime - Peter's initiation into the CID
DC Johns Meets His Match - a murder mystery leading to a marriage
Mixed Feelings - Peter's encounter with his estranged mother