The sleepy village of Martyr Warren is invaded by quarrelsome New Age travellers, some of whom fall out with Hector Bridges, a local magistrate. The police are well aware of the tensions, but matters come to a head when Hector is found shot dead. It quickly appears that he was feared by almost everyone in sight, including his own family. And there is more to the travellers than meets the eye - one of them is a former British army officer who fought alongside Hector in the Falklands War... Then (as so often happens to Barnaby and Troy) another dead body is found, this time that of an old man at the travellers' camp.
Meanwhile, Barnaby is not feeling in full fighting trim for murder investigations, as Joyce has put him on a strict diet to lose weight.
Continuing from part one, a meteor fragment is taken by Militay Intelligence to be analysed, but the substance has dire effects beyond their control.
When a meteor crashes on farmland on Altor, Brogan and Haldane become involved in an investigation into a landlord attempting to force his tenants at a nearby tower block to leave. Brogan's suspicions are further fuelled by the involvement of military intelligence agents.moreless
A bug containing a healing compound is stolen from a company lab. The thief is Tommy Murphy, Brogan's best friend from his NYPD days, who happens to pay a visit to his former colleague.moreless
Precinct 88 continues its investigation at the Pyrist Temple in the wake of the disappearance of Captain Podley's daughter.
Officer Took joins a religious cult called the Pyrists. When one of their elders is immolated in a fire, her colleagues believe that the Pyrists themselves, were responsible.
Demeter City's latest illicit drug craze is for Flash, a substanse which causes users to combust when they overdose. Brogan is displeased when his daughter takes an interest in becoming a police officer.moreless
When Sally and Liz Brogan witness a jewellry store robbery at first hand, the ensuing police investigation leads to agang with a weapon which fires sub-atomic particles that break up the structure of matter.moreless
Jack Haldane realises his personal feelings for Jane Castle, when she is taken hostage by anarchists in return for the release of one of their comrades.
Brogan investigates the activities of race riot instigator Burl Flak, whose gang is causing trouble in Demeter City. An old friend of Brogan's, the bounty hunter Erika Brandt, turns up on Flak's trail and her reacquaintence with Brogan causes Sally to become jealous.moreless
Sergeant Fredo's daughter Estes is placed in danger when she is able to read the thoughts of rampaging serial killer in Demeter City.
Brogan, Haldane and Castle investigate the murder of an undercover cop at a strip joint with the officer's disgruntled partner. The trail leads to an a killer that was thought to be an urban legend. Meanwhile Officers Orrin and Romek try to hide a friendly but undocumented apelike creature which is in danger of termination.moreless
Brogan and Haldane are bought before an internal affairs inquiry, when a mobster sets up a murder frame, so as to discredit their testimony in his impending trial.
While transporting a prisoner to the space prison known as the Rock, Officers Haldane and Castle come across a plot to release a notorious ganglord.
Brogan and Haldane reluctantly provide protection to the crooked Creon politician Vinny Artak, whose life is threatened when he runs for Demeter City Council.
Tildon Alreeuh, an illegal immigrant from Sagania, saves Brogan's life in a shooting incident, and Brogan learns that his saviour's son, Nillim, is being held by snuff fight promoter Coe Barner. With immigration officials breathing down their necks, the officers of Precinct 88 go undercover at one of Barner's bouts to rescue Nillim, but Brogan soon finds himself fighting for his life...moreless
The death of a Tarn burglar on a space station leads the officers of Precinct 88 to track competing parties vying for the powerful energy of Luxorian Ice.
With the discovery of Aladine-50, a vaccine against Creon fever, the importation of Earth dogs is all the rage in Demeter. Then three executives of Demeter Dogs Inc. are killed in mysterious circumstances and Brogan uncovers a plot that heralds an invasion of Altor by the Omera, an army of nomadic alien killers!moreless
Brogan and Haldane discover a capsule containing the body of a Tarn male. The autopsy reveals that the tarn is missing vital organs, removed with surgical precision, and Brogan and Haldane find themselves on the trail of organ leggers from Danae - vicious killers who murder for profit and target Brogan as their next donor!moreless
A counterfeiting operation is busted by the officers of Precinct 88 and a mysterious cyborg, which proceeds to eliminate members of the counterfeiter's gang.
A drug war is raging in Demeter City and a professional assassin is taking out the competition. The sole survivor of an attack on drug baron Oturi Nissim is a pretty alien girl, Aleesha Amyas, who is taken into protective custody. Suddenly the killer is loose in the Space Precinct House and Orrin is its first victim...moreless
Poirot travels to Cornwall, summoned by a Mrs Pengelley, who suspects her dentist husband is poisoning her because he's fallen in love with his young assistant. Unhappily, on his arrival Poirot finds his client stone dead, so he sets out to catch her killer.moreless