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By Scott Cherry

When married woman, Anna Pyne, is violently abducted from home, Family Liaison Officer DC Jackie Hartwell is tasked to support her husband, Martin - brother of West Midlands drug lord, Jimmy Pyne.

Jackie tries to discover if the kidnapping could be related to Jimmy's criminal activities. Is Martin the respectable businessman he makes himself out to be? Has he really had nothing to do with his criminal brother?

When an unexpected twist during the ransom drop makes it clear Martin's withholding vital information, Jackie has to work hard to get him to reveal everything he knows - and she soon finds herself uncovering a heartbreaking story of murder, betrayal and revenge.

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As Jackie supports Martin by keeping him informed of the investigation's progress, she also tries to discover if he has any information which might lead to the identification of any possible suspects. But why should he? He has no criminal convictions. Perhaps he's just being targeted for being Jimmy Pyne's brother. One thing's for sure, the amount of blood at the scene indicates Anna was seriously hurt when she was abducted - so Jackie and her team must do everything they can to find her as soon as possible.

Producer: Clive Brill
A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.

Release date:

15 minutes

Last on

Mon 1 Apr 2013 19:45


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ProducerClive Brill

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