The head of a local biscuit manufacturer, in Denmark to clinch a major export deal, is poisoned with strychnine. The investigation takes Barnaby and Nelson to Denmark, where they uncover a 20-year-old love affair.moreless
Foyle returns from the U.S. and is soon approached by MI5, who want to recruit him to investigate a Soviet spy ring operating at the heart of the Establishment. Sam's husband has parliamentary ambitions.moreless
Bede desperately tries to complete the final drug deal as it falls apart around him. Gabriel has a final confrontation with Gatehouse.
Gabriel, prompted by Glickman, starts to uncover the truth about the Counterpoint operation. Bede's planned drug deal nears fruition, but he faces betrayal by his lieutenant.
Jay Wratten nephew implicates local drug baron Bob Harris in the murder of his uncle. Gabriel enlists the help of a customs officer in the hunt for the elusive Gatehouse.
The Woodley family have been tailors for generations and have a small shop which is part of the feudal estate owned by Edward Milton. His estate encompasses the whole village and several surrounding areas as well.
Two years previously, tailor, Gerald Woodley, died in his back yard following his third heart attack, leaving a widow, Sonia, and a son, Luke, both of whom work in the tailor's shop, 'Woodley and Woodley', along with Gerald's brother, Matthew.
When, on the second anniversary of Gerald's death, something is still clearly troubling Sonia, she reaches out to her friend, Wendy Minchin, to whom she shows a letter which clearly is a shock to both women. Still unable to cope with whatever is troubling her, Sonia makes an appointment to speak to The Reverend Moreland but is murdered in the church graveyard before she gets there. Later, after the mysterious letter is given to the Reverend, he too is murdered. The question is, why have these two people been killed, what was in the letter and how is the estate owner, Edward Milton connected, if at all?