A traveller is killed in what appears to have been a robbery at a garage, but Eve becomes convinced that the case is less straightforward than it at first appears. DI Hale is concerned that a missing girl may be in danger.
The team try to establish the cause of a fire that killed a prominent human rights lawyer.
DI Hale calls on Eve and the team to carry out tests on the body of a prison inmate who has apparently been beaten to death, but their investigations are hampered when a riot breaks out.
The body of a trawlerman is found near a harbour. DI Hale must establish the whereabouts of the boat's captain and a marine biologist, who set sail with the deceased and are now missing.
DI Hale suspects a reclusive businessman of the rape and murder of a young man. Starting with a severed hand, Eve and her team make an important discovery, but establishing who is responsible for the murder proves difficult.
Human remains are found splattered over the walls of a flat in in a derelict tower block. DI Craig Hale asks Dr Eve Lockhart and the Body Farm for help. The forensic scientists discover that a blast was responsible for destroying two bodies.