Stephen Tompkinson and Andrea Lowe star as the tenacious and stubborn Chief Inspector Alan Banks and the feisty and headstrong Detective Sergeant Annie Cabbot in thrilling crime stories. The Yorkshire countryside provides a striking and contrasting backdrop to these stories based on the Inspector Banks novels by Peter Robinson.


TO BURN IN EVERY DROP OF BLOOD
Drug dealer Damon Horsley is murdered at the woodland shrine of suicide Sian Haddon, Sian's teen-aged friend Kyle Finn finding the body. Banks discovers that Horsley owed money to Charlie Franklin, whom Banks suspects of dealing on behalf of outwardly respectable property developer Steve Richards. Kat is found dead after admitting to Horsley's murder, but Banks is not convinced she died by her own hand though her former therapist, Kyle's mother Alice, claims that she had lately been depressed. Richards himself uses violence to pursue his own enquiries with Nathan, Horsley's brother, surviving a hit-and-run attempt by Franklin.

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A LITTLE BIT OF HEART
When Rachel Li reports her husband, property owner and philanthropist Xun, missing, Banks interviews his brother Chang and niece Wei, hearing the family were dissidents who had to flee China, and son Bo, a hospital worker who does not get on with his father. There is a ransom request to his wife, which she does surrounded by police. The police find Li, who is put in hospital to recover from exposure. Li is found dead in his home by his wife, clear plastic over his head. Banks deduces that Xun Li knew his killer as he had opened the door to someone. His son Bo is the prime suspect; Xun's first wife died giving birth to him, and he is a disappointment to his father. However fibres found on Xun's clothes point to Wendy Xiao, whose protection racket Xun was seeking to expose. Xun's brother killed him accidentally, after hearing a video from China of Xun describing the people he named for prison in China, giving up his brother and his wife to authorities to save his own life. The brother gave a taste of the torture which brought on a fatal asthma attack. While the team celebrates Helen Morton's promotion to DCI, Annie meets someone in a restaurant, calls Banks from an alley nearby, and she is stabbed after telling him where she is.

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UNDERTOW
Banks and the team begin the painful job of finding out exactly who was responsible for Annie's death. Banks leads a risky car chase of a suspect, who is taken for questioning but there is insufficient evidence to charge him. Chief Superintendent Anderson puts pressure on Helen to rein in Banks, Banks is certain that this is all down to one man – crime boss Steve Richards. Banks' obsession with nailing Richards sends him over the edge, so Anderson puts Banks on leave and appoints Morton as acting DCI for this case. Though told he is on leave and off the case, Banks continues to interrogate suspects. While the team work on leads to Charlie Franklin, reported missing by his sister who awaits his bone marrow to cure her, Banks operates on the other side of the law, using physical violence to secure a break-through. The team is close to bringing Steve Richards to justice when one suspect confesses to a murder with no involvement by Richards, which means Banks and the team need to find another connection. Banks and Morton confront their newest detective who admits to being an agent for Richards, who threatens harm to the detective's father. Banks pursues Richards in his home, and they engage in a long physical fight. His wife Tamsin then joins them, confessing and explaining how each person was murdered, one at her request. Richards is arrested. The closing scene shows Banks at a cairn he erected for Annie. He speaks how he, David and Isla will live on after her demise, and how he misses her.

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