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Matt and Ronnie have a particularly grisly case on their hands when a pregnant junior doctor is found beaten to death in the car park of the hospital where she works. Unable to provide a solid alibi for where he was at the time of the killing, the victim’s boyfriend, Joe Nash, quickly becomes the prime suspect. What’s more, mobile-phone records put him in the right place at approximately the right time.

When his therapist finally comes forward to provide him with an alibi for the evening in question, the detectives begin to suspect that the pair are having an affair, which suggests that the murder was a crime of passion. However, once Nash is arrested, a more complex and harrowing picture begins to emerge, pointing to a conspiracy involving senior-level government officials.

Determined to get to the bottom of this highly sensitive case before another life is destroyed, James and Alesha defy the instruction of the Director of Public Prosecutions to delve further, risking their careers in the process.