When John Peter Barrie escapes from a maximum security mental institution, the police assign all available resources to finding him. Barrie is a dangerous sex offender known as the Devil's Disciple. Morse is assisted by Barrie's psychiatrist, Dr. Esther Martin. Barrie contacts Morse and they begin a deadly game of cat and mouse. When Morse refuses to play the game Barrie's way, the madman kidnaps a woman and demands that Dr. Martin be held for a future exchange. As the investigation proceeds, Morse believes Barrie has accomplices in the area but after a local cultist is killed, he realizes he has been looking in wrong direction all along. Written by
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Near the beginning, when the female doctor is carrying her shopping, the location is Hyde Heath, Buckinghamshire See more
[Morse wonders whether Dr Martin would have killed Barrie if the police hadn't intervened. She holds up a ring which belonged to one of his other rape victims
Dr. Esther Martin
When you find the owner of this ring, tell her what I did. You'll find the answer to your question there.
Toccata and Fugue in D Minor for organ, BWV 565
by Johann Sebastian Bach See more