Just as they successfully conclude a con, the scammers find themselves under arrest. The DCI in charge likes to be seen making the big busts and he wants Mickey and the others to help him nab the expert thief Adam Rice, whom the press has labeled The Ghost. Rice makes a specialty of stealing high profiles works of art or manuscripts and the DCI wants to stay ahead of a rival policeman in the publicity game. The alternative for the con men is to refuse but the police have planted drugs on them and are quite prepared to charge them with drugs trafficking if that what they would prefer. As an extra incentive they also keeps Arthur in the lock-up, just to make sure they don't do anything funny. Of course, that doesn't stop them from trying to turn the tables on the publicity seeking copper. Written by
Did You Know?
When Ash makes a presentation on Adam Rice there is a photo of a newspaper article on him by "Jo Portman". Jo Portman is a journalist-turned spy from the TV series Spooks, which Hustle's creators also produced. See more