After an attempt to rescue a kidnap victim the officer in charge, Supt. Sandra Pullman, who also shot a dog during the raid, is reassigned. DAC Donald Bevan puts her in charge of UCOS, a new unit focusing on unsolved cases. There are no resources available, but Sandra is authorized to hire retired detectives and turns first to her old boss and mentor, Jack Halford, who quickly signs on. Together, they interview a number of ex-policemen and settle on Brian Lane, a reformed alcoholic who retired after a prisoner in his custody died, and Gerry Standing, who seems to know as many criminals as policemen and who won't hesitate to cut corners if it will get him a result. Their first case is that of Roddy Wringer, who is released after 21 years in prison when one of the officers on his case is found to have been corrupt. Bevan is convinced Wringer is guilty and makes it clear that he expects Sandra to prove that. As the investigation progresses, however, it appears that Wringer may not have ... Written by
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[Sandra and Jack are interviewing retired detectives to join UCOS
[first candidate comes into the inteview room
[leaning menacingly on the back of his chair
Just before we start... This new unit... No blacks, obviously?
[next candidate comes in
Detective Superintendent Sandra Pullman
Now you didn't officially retire, and yet I can't see any references to why you left the force. Why's that?
Absolutely no bloody idea at all.
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