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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On one level, it's a battle of wits between two devotees of cryptic crosswords: Barrie with The Daily Telegraph and Morse with The Times. See more
Detective Sergeant Lewis
[Speaking of Barrie
How can someone so bright believe in all that stuff?
Canon Humphrey Appleton
I believe in an historical figure who made the lame walk and the blind see, and who raised himself up from the dead, or don't you believe that, Sergeant?
Toccata and Fugue in D Minor for organ, BWV 565
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