Despite her serious illness, Sam is determined to press on with the murder inquiry. Meanwhile, the future of the hospice is threatened.
The director of a school arrives home and hears a shot. He finds his wife dead - it looks like suicide, but Sam thinks it is murder and so does the mother of the victim. Sam is also asked to investigate the death of a nun fifty years ago to see if there is proof a miracle has happened so the nun can be made a saint.moreless
The body of another girl is discovered in a freezer, prompting DCI Norton uncover some unsavoury details in Henry Hutton's past. Sam becomes convinced that establishing the identity of the latest victim will reveal the identity of the killer.
When two snow-boarders cause an avalanche on a ski slope in Norway, the rescue team also discover the naked body of a woman. John Taylor informs the Townsends that the police think it could be their daughter, Ruth, who went missing a few weeks ago. His lawyer is also working with Sam on another case, and he tells Sam about it. Sam goes to the postmortem, where it is discovered that she has been murdered, but that it isn't Ruth Townsend.moreless
Sam makes an important discovery regarding the deaths of Jake and Henry Davies, prompting DCI Naval to investigate their time in a Nazi concentration camp.
Two elderly brothers are found dead in their home, with no apparent injuries. When conducting the post mortem, Sam discovers puncture marks on their chests, as if something had been injected into their hearts, causing heart attacks. When the police have a suspect, Sam isn't convinced and believes that someone else is responsible.moreless