Edgy Crime Retrospective
- Street History of Thatcher’s Britain
- Informed, Shaming, Thought-provoking
The miners’ strike, Thatcher’s Britain: a serial killer stalks young girls in a mining community. All are members of the Workers Revolutionary Party. Local detective Terry Acktington is seconded to the murder investigation team. Things quickly get complicated. Terry comes from a mining family and his brother is a WRP activist who idolises Zack-the-Hack, a confidante of party leader Gerry Healy. Worse, the more Terry starts to dig, the more his faith in basic state institutions – in particular, those organisations from the secret state ranged against the miners’ - is undermined. The hunt for the killer becomes a race against time when another girl is abducted and Terry needs to find her before it is too late . . .