Dead Man Calling
Mike Thornton is the head of Northern Ireland's Serious and Organised Crime Department. In the summer of 2008 three seven-year-old girls are abducted from their holiday homes. They are violated and left to die in remote holiday lets in the North. As head of the investigation, Thornton failed to save the children taken by Peter James Ramsey. Ramsey denied the parents closure by committing suicide before his trial.
Seven years later a young girl is abducted from her holiday home in County Donegal. In a chilling re-enactment of Ramsey's MO, the police receive a ten-figure-grid-reference exposing the whereabouts of the girl. When a second is taken in more violent circumstances, Thornton realises that he is in a race against time, that a little girl's life is at stake and that another may have already been targeted. So who is the stranger with an uncanny knowledge of the crimes of the past and what are his motives?