Imogen attempts to flee the country to escape the attentions of the drug-dealers. Connor has an unhappy time assigned to the drugs squad, and her relationship with DCI McGill threatens to undermine the investigation.moreless
An ambulance is run off the road and the patient being transported inside is shot in the head. The victim is revealed to be Sebastian Cole, and the media interest is high as he was engaged to Imogen Buller-Turi, who was a favourite with the tabloids, prompting Walker to intrude on Connor's investigation as it becomes clear that the murder is not a simple case of road rage, which leads Connor to reluctantly accept an alliance she would rather not commit to.moreless
Nick Cheney was once a successful director, but he has now ended up mainly directing low-budget films. We meet him as he is directing The Scarlet Pimpernel at Magna Manor. A former convict, Jed Norris, has been hired as a security guard on the film set, and one night he finds the director dead, beheaded by the use of a guillotine.moreless
The schoolgirl daughter of rich parents has been missing for six months. Morse believes she has been killed, and his investigations show curious goings on at the missing girl's school. But before Morse can unravel the mystery, he finds another.