Ex-special forces operative and convicted murderer John Mercer is awarded an early release from prison on the condition that he becomes an assassin for the government.
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 John Mercer (12 episodes, 2008-2009)
Jody Latham ...
 Calum McKenzie (12 episodes, 2008-2009)
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 Rose Chamberlain (12 episodes, 2008-2009)
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 Lenny Douglas (12 episodes, 2008-2009)
Elisa Terren ...
 Manuela (10 episodes, 2008-2009)
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 Matthew Symmonds (6 episodes, 2009)
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 Jess Mercer (6 episodes, 2008)
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Ex-special forces operative and convicted murderer John Mercer is awarded an early release from prison on the condition that he becomes an assassin for the government.

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Gritty drama and some solid action
9 February 2009 | by (Author of Freedom's Run) – See all my reviews

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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