A teen-aged girl returning from vacation with her friends dies from a heroin overdose. Devlin and Brooks must find the man who hired her to smuggle the drugs.

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When 18 year-old Debbie Powell dies from a heroin overdose just as she returns to the UK from a holiday in Thailand, the police learn that she was a drug mule with over 70 condoms of the drug in her stomach. With the dead girl far from being the usual drug mule the police try to understand why a young woman from a reasonably well-off family would get involved in drug smuggling. Her two traveling companions ran away after the girl died but they know she was to meet her boyfriend immediately on their return. When an arrest is made, James Steel and the Prosecution Service not only charge him drug importation but also with manslaughter, arguing that he had a duty of care with respect to the young woman. The man seems to have a history of seducing young women and using them as mules but in court, the Crown's principal witness recants his earlier statement saying the police coerced him. Steel pursues another strategy to ensure justice is done. Written by garykmcd

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[Central London Revenue Office, Hammersmith W14, Thursday 19th November]
Una McGladdery: Fantastic. This is the reason I joined. All I want is mountains of paperwork.
Alesha Phillips: So what should we be looking for?
Una McGladdery: You don't "look" for anything. Be the paper, become the numbers. First rule of tax forms? Everybody lies. Second rule of tax forms: everybody gets found out eventually, usually by me.
James Steel: What do you need.
Una McGladdery: [to James Steel] Guns.
Una McGladdery: [to Alesha Phillips] Lots of guns.
[a pause as Alesha's slight smile abruptly fades]
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