In the first of two films, Mr Whicher is given a high-stake case. Sir Edward Shore, the Home Secretary comes to Whicher with a problem. He revels that his son, Charlie has returned home, an Indian man called Asim has followed him home and has used threatening behaviour towards Charlie. Mr Whicher agrees to find Asim before his threatening behaviour becomes out of hand. However the situation could ruin Sir Edward's reputation. Charlie however decides to take it upon himself to take care of the situation, has Charlie killed Asim?
After Mary Drew, the niece of Susan Spencer is discovered savagely murdered, she turns to the help of private investigator Jack Whicher to help bring those responsible to justice.