The nine-year-old skeleton of David Ackroyd is discovered in Thames mudflats. Ackroyd was clearly shot but in 1999 Luke Slade was convicted of his murder although no corpse was found and an unreliable witness claimed that Slade told him he had stabbed his victim. Whilst in jail Slade has become skilled in the law and wins himself a re-trial, putting James Steel's career on the line in the process. Fortunately for Steel, a visit to Slade's old cell-mate yields results.
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David Ackroyd was murdered on December 24, 1999. Luke Slade was convicted of his murder on March 30, 2000. See more
How many bodies must be buried in London? This city was built on corpses. Why does this one matter so much to you?
They all matter!
You really mean that. God how do you manage, living with that conscience? Does it keep you awake? I mean, literally, does it?
No more than yours must.
Well, we're not the same. You're an obsessed, discredited man, out on his own, while I'm rehabilitated into society. For a while, you were the only person who got the better of me. I couldn't let...