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
Chief Inspector Morse
We're about to enter the Third Millennium, Canon.
Canon Humphrey Appleton
Yes, but the occult will always be with us, Chief Inspector. It reflects a part of our nature.
String Sextet No. 1 in B-flat major, op. 18, Andante
by Johannes Brahms See more