A family returning from a funeral discovers a taxi driver who has been shot in the head outside their shop which leads the Taggart team down a dangerous trail.
The Squad begin to feel like they are being watched, and their fears are realised when they find unauthorised surveillance equipment. It is revealed their victim may not have been as guilty as they once thought and when a person Boyd questioned as a part of the investigation commits suicide, they realise a missing link between her and an assassination. Boyd gets 36 hours to get to the bottom of things before the security services take over.moreless
The Midsomer Literary Festival opens with the real-life murder of a famous author at Midsomer St Michael. In investigating the killing, Barnaby and Scott find that the village highbrows are busy with corruption, embezzlement, and sexual peccadillos of various kinds. And the dead bodies go on piling up.