Season 07, Episode 02 – Dark Angel
The body of a young man is discovered face down in a river by Thrunton Woods, bludgeoned to death. But with no ID on the body, tracing the victim’s identity proves difficult for DCI Vera Stanhope and her team. Vera is forced to make headway with the only clues they have: a mourning ring worn around the young man’s neck, needle marks on the body, and a drugs wrap with a distinctive stamp – ‘Dark Angel’.
The central character is Detective Chief Inspector Vera Stanhope, who is obsessive about her work and driven by her own demons. If she’s lonely, she doesn’t show it and faces the world with caustic wit, guile and courage. Her trusted and long-suffering colleague is Sergeant Joe Ashworth. Together, they approach every new case with unparalleled gusto and professionalism.