John Mercer is serving a lengthy prison term for having killed his aunt and uncle. He is freed however by police and assigned to a special police squad that focuses on disorganizing organized crime. ...
John threatens Symmonds with a gun for setting him up but Lenny calms him down and gives him his new assignment. Cold-blooded killer Sean O'Driscoll has arrived from Dubai to mastermind a big robbery...
After a devastating accident involving a freighter and an oil rig, NAIA Investigator Ellie Molaro is approached by an enigmatic man named Carter, who claims the event was planned, and part of a massive country wide conspiracy.
Set primarily in Folkestone and Calais where detectives Karl Roebuck and Elise Wassermann are called to investigate the death of a French politician. When a shocking discovery is made at ... See full summary »
I love stuff like this. A tortured hero and a motley crew around him laying waste to all that is bad in the world. Each episode has action much like in the Professionals and the hero has a soul reminiscent of Edward Woodward in Callan.
The situations given to us each week depict a dark underbelly of crime; many of which ring all too true. It's dirty, nasty and the people therein are little better. Thankfully there's a lot to like about John Mercer, he's intelligent and his brooding on screen presence is lifted albeit momentarily by sharp dialogue and some welcome comic relief from his sidekick.
The shady organisation he works for is nothing new but the adventures are pulled off with such enthusiasm I can't help but like this show. Can't wait for series two.
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