As Deputy Chief Constable Bob Skinner takes an evening stroll with Louise Banks, an old flame and now a film star, it seems his biggest worry is that a new colleague is scheming to enlarge his territory at Skinner's expense. But when a frightening shot-gun attack sends them diving for cover, it seems danger has chosen to zero in on him once again.
After taking down a ruthless human trafficker, Alice Appleton fears retaliation and tries to hide her past from her neighbor, Detective Reese Bareden, but they are soon drawn into a deadly maze of corruption, intrigue, and desire.
DI Owen Sheen vowed to his father never to return to Ireland. But years have passed, and Sheen needs answers to the questions he has surrounding his brother's death. He is on loan from the Met under the belief he will be helping set up a new Historical Offences Team. On arrival to Ireland, plans change and he finds himself partnered with newly promoted DC Aoife McCusker to work on her first appointed murder investigation. John Fryer, an IRA veteran, has recently escaped from a mental asylum. Sheen thinks Fryer was involved in the killing of his brother, and is now after him. But will Sheen be able to put his personal agenda aside?
The body of a young boy is discovered at the bottom of a well that has been sealed for two hundred years. Yet the corpse is only days old... Soon, similarities from an old crime emerge and DI Ben Westphall must look to the past to piece together the dark and twisted events taking place in the present.
It is 1920 and DI Albert Lincoln is still reeling from the disturbing events of the previous year. Before the War, he'd investigated the murder of a child in a Cheshire village, and now a woman has been murdered there and another child is missing. With the help of the village schoolmistress, Albert closes in on the original pre-war killer. He soon realises the only witness is in grave danger, possibly from somebody he calls "the Shadow Man". And as he discovers more about the victims he finds information that might bring him a step closer to solving a mystery of his own - the whereabouts of his son.
After a traumatic kidnapping, Daphne's boss insists that she take time off. But she refuses to sit on the sidelines when she meets a 6 year old girl who the police call Angel. Angel hasn't spoken a word since they found her four days ago next to a burned out car, frozen with shock, not far from the bodies of two adults who may or may not have been her parents. When Daphne gets Angel to talk, a mysterious and chilling crime begins to unravel --one that drives Daphne into the darkest corners of her past as she and Joseph track a ruthless killer.
One morning before dawn at her regal country estate, Lady Lavinia Truelove is crushed to death by a horse. Classified as "death by misadventure," this appears a gruesome accident, but Scotland Yard detective Joe Sandilands suspects foul play. As Joe's investigation yields surprising secrets about one of England's most powerful families, he discovers how little he knew about not only the gilded lives of the moneyed.
When a body is washed up on a beach a short distance from Frantham, the first assumption is that it must be Edward Parker who had fallen from Marlborough Head just a couple of weeks before. When the badly battered body is examined, however, it is discovered to be the body of Pat Duggan, son of local nightclub owner Jimmy Duggan. It seems Pat had been abducted. Twice. And, to complicate matters, the missing Edward Parker had worked for Jimmy Duggan and disappeared at the same time as Duggan's son. Coincidence? Mac and Rina don't think so....
With his boss recovering from a heart attack, Deputy Chief Constable Bob Skinner is filling his shoes - and that means more time behind a desk. But he's about to be provided with more drama than he could ever want. One of the world's most ruthless terrorists is on his way to Edinburgh - and he can only have one thing on his mind: the forthcoming conference of world Heads of Government. If Skinner doesn't pick up his trail fast, he could have a global disaster in his backyard.
In a Glasgow post office a masked gunman wields an AK47 while the an old man calmly volunteers to help gather the money. Then the gunman raises the barrel and shoots him to shreds. DS Alex Morrow is called in to head the investigation and as she searches for the killer, she discovers a hidden, sinister political network.
He was her child. The only one she'd ever have. It would kill her to learn that he was missing. Alex arrives home from holiday to find that her ten-year-old son Daniel has disappeared. It's the first case together for Northumbria CID officers David Stone and Frankie Oliver. Stone has returned to his roots with 15 years' experience in the Met, whereas Oliver is local, a third generation copper with a lot to prove, and a secret that's holding her back. But as the investigation unfolds, they realise the family's betrayal goes deeper than anyone suspected. This isn't just a missing persons case. Stone and Oliver are hunting a killer.
FreeFlow is a group of activists dedicated to freedom of information. They have evidence of a military atrocity in the Middle East and are preparing to unleash it. On the glacial rim of an erupting volcano, they christen their endeavour Operation Meltwater. Minutes later, one of them is murdered. Magnus Jonson has a long list of suspects but he's getting little help - for a group dedicated to transparency, they're a secretive bunch. But they are not the only ones with secrets. Asta, a newly qualified priest, has contacted FreeFlow with damning information about the former Bishop of Iceland. And with the return of Magnus's brother Ollie to Iceland, the feud that has haunted their family for three generations is about to reignite.
Montego Bay, Jamaica: An illustrious career on the criminal bench has created no shortage of enemies for Jamaican Supreme Court Judge Everton Wrenn. When the judge is found murdered at his seafront villa the investigation falls into the hands of intrepid Detective Raythan Preddy. The return from Glasgow of Detective Sean Harris means that Preddy - while needing the assistance - cannot afford to drop his guard. As the Pelican Walk officers narrow down their list of suspects a gun goes missing from police custody resulting in the death of a man who is either a prime suspect or a potential witness. With the judiciary threatening an island-wide strike and the court system heading for chaos, can Preddy identify the murderer?
When Max Brennan's estranged father and then his own girlfriend go missing in quick succession, he turns to his old friend Detective Jake Porter for help. As Max is then attacked in his own home, Porter and his partner Nick Styles waste no time in investigating. But when their main suspect turns up dead, alongside a list of other targets, it seems the case is much bigger than it first appeared. With events spiraling, can Porter and Styles catch the killer before another victim is claimed?
Alex Cross is on the wrong side of the law. Serving a suspension from the force while he awaits trial for murder, Cross has been branded as a trigger-happy cop, another bad apple walking the streets with a gun, an accusation that Cross will do anything to refute. To make himself feel useful again, Cross opens a counseling office in the basement of his home. When his former partner Sampson shows up needing his help, Cross jumps at the chance, even if it may end up costing him what's left of his career. When a string of young, blonde women go missing, the investigation leads Cross and Sampson to the most depraved, darkest corners of the internet.
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Valentine Millimaki, a troubled young deputy, finds himself seeking counsel from John Gload, a killer awaiting trial. The strange intimacy of their connection takes a startling turn with a brazen act of violence, a manhunt, and a stunning revelation that leave Gload's past and Millimaki's future forever entwined.
Why was Paul de Freitas, a games designer, shot dead aboard a luxury yacht and what secret was he protecting that so many people are prepared to kill to get hold of? Rina Martin takes it upon herself to get to the bottom of things, much to the consternation of her friend, DI McGregor.
Reykjavik, August 1941. When a travelling salesman is found murdered, killed by a bullet from a Colt .45, the police initially suspect a member of the Allied occupation force. Flovent, Reykjavik's sole detective, is joined by the young military policeman Thorson. Their investigation focuses on a family of German residents, the retired doctor Rudolf Lunden and his estranged son Felix, who is on the run, suspected of being a spy. As evidence emerges of dubious experiments carried out on Icelandic schoolboys in the 1930s, Thorson becomes increasingly suspicious of the role played by the murdered man's former girlfriend, Vera, and her British soldier lover.
The body of a smartly-dressed businessman turns up in the yard of Eli Simpson's car workshop. But there's no ID in the pockets and Eli swears he's never seen the man before. Then a girlfriend turns up with a name, and claims the victim told her he was someone's "right hand man". But old fractures and scars suggest a more colourful past. For "right hand man", DCI Bill Slider and his team read "enforcer". So who was Mr King? Who was he the muscle for? What did he have to do with the Davy Lane project, and the blackmailing of an MP? And, most crucially, what did he know that made someone decide to terminally muscle the muscle?