Conspiracy thriller. With Harry's office blown to pieces, he is determined to find out who tried to kill him. He follows Gina to Paris, where he meets the men who want him dead.
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-I met a woman.
-Yeah, she's beautiful.
Trouble is, I think she's trying to set me up.
I'm Gina Hawkes, I have an 11 o'clock appointment with Mr Venn.
-The Braddick murder
She's a solicitor acting for Stevie Quirke.
He confessed because he's terrified.
So terrified in fact, that he'd rather be in prison.
He has some information that he's willing to pass on to you.
-Information about what?
-Your brother Mark.
What do you know about Mark?
Who killed him?
I saw what I saw, Harry. Paul Hillman.
Paul Hillman's dead.
If Hillman's alive,
what does that say about Mark?
These allegations are completely untrue.
'..the Prime Minister talking earlier today.'
Do you honestly think I would take bribes?
-You know James Morpeth?
-'I'm joined by the front runner to challenge Worsley,
This country cannot continue to back a morally bankrupt Prime Minister.
Who'd have thought rioting in London would get to become practically a daily occurrence?
Just some facts to put Worsley in his political grave.
-Have you ever hear of a bloke called Jason Styles?
I'm trying to find out who Gina Hawkes is. If she's on his books,
he'll have medical records, an address, something.
You can stay out here if you want, but I've got work to do.
EXPLOSION AND POLICE SIREN
'This is the help desk. How can I help?'
'Virus update, please.'
'Do you have the virus designation?'
'Eight, 22, 11, 13, Foxtrot.'
'One moment, please.'
What did you say this guy does?
We're in a doctor's surgery, Kev.
-What kind of doctor?
-Why? Are you sick?
You want me to phone him?
It's just it shouldn't be this hard to get in.
-But you can get in, right?
All we need to do is to find Gina Hawkes' address.
How's it going?
What's going on? You looking at porn or something?
This is weird.
-CAR PULLS UP
-'I'm still checking on the update.
'Do you want to hold or should I call you back?'
Is it the police?
You wish. Let's go.
Come on, Kevin. No time for that.
'Thank you for holding.
'It appears the engineers were not able to isolate the virus.
-'We're sending new engineers out today to resolve the problem.'
-'Keep me informed.'
'This country will not be put on standstill by these unfounded and vindictive allegations.
'Nor will we let a violent minority dictate the agenda.
'Now, can I please remind you what we are here for today?
'To celebrate the achievements of our new education policy
'and in particular, this new college here in Allington.
'When we came to power,
we pledged a further £1.5 billion to all schools over the course of Parliament,
'a promise we are on course to deliver on. Thank you.'
So that was the Prime Minister opening a new school in Maidstone today.
From the way he was talking, you could be forgiven for thinking
'it was an ordinary day at the office.
'The pressure on him to resign appears to be
like water off a duck's back as he insists every new development
is driven by some unidentified conspiracy.
'But whilst the Prime Minister continues to issue denials,
'life continues to be disrupted across Britain.
With further violent protests...
TELEPHONE RINGS ..and no resolution in sight, what next?
'I'm joined now down the line from Oxford...'
Alex. How are you?
-I've read Elspeth's file.
I used to think nothing in modern politics could shock me any more.
Staggering, isn't it?
Do you think it's completely reliable?
'Of course, absolutely.'
Why hasn't she published?
Would sell a lot of newspapers.
Well, that was her first thought. And mine, I admit.
But then we talked about it.
The question is, what do we want to achieve with this information?
The end of Brian Worsley.
'Of course! All well and good.'
But the real issue is who comes next?
'Whoever stands up and makes these revelations...'
.. is going to get a great deal of attention.
Good night, James.
'Your call will be dealt with shortly'
'In the interests of security, your conversation will be monitored.
'Your call will be dealt with shortly.
'In the interests of security, your conversation will be monitored.'
Yeah, Stevie. I won't ask how you're doing.
-Yeah not good, Harry, not good.
-That's why I wasn't going to ask.
'You found Joe yet?'
This Hillman thing. Go over it again.
-Ah, so you believe me now?
-Put it this way, I'm willing to be convinced.
'Look you got to find Joe for me.'
Well, then you got to tell me everything.
Come see me today, yeah. 'What time you gonna be here?'
I've got to see somebody first, sometime this afternoon.
'Well afternoon visits are two till five.'
-Don't leave it later than a quarter to or they won't let you in.
-Yeah, I'll be there.
Be careful, yeah.
Now you tell bloody me.
What happened to the office, Dad?
What, I'm Dad now?
Some kind of an explosion.
-You all right?
-I just wanted to say sorry...
..for, you know, the police station and that.
Michael, keep your nose clean, all right?
Stay out of trouble, you won't get sent to prison.
Could you lend me fifty quid?
That's a lot of money. What do you want fifty quid for?
Mum. Buy her a present.
Make up for everything.
How is mum?
I wasn't there!
Braddick is dead! Two policemen are dead!
-You're mum all right?
Yeah, well you know, I've got insurance so, er...
No, no. Shame you weren't in your office when it exploded.
This is Mr Russell, me and him go a long way back.
-He likes his little jokes.
When it comes to cop killers, I have no sense of humour at all.
Go and get your mother that present.
This your lad, Harry? That's nice.
-What's your name, son?
-That's none of your business.
-Who is he? Is he a cop?
-Yeah, I'm a cop. Inside and out.
-I don't like cops.
Michael, go. Go on.
The investigators are pretty sure it was a gas leak.
Yeah well, I suppose they know their job.
Probably an accident.
They do happen.
Do you have any reason to believe it wasn't an accident?
Explosions caused by gas leaks are almost always accidental.
Except, when it happens to someone like you.
You know I'm a solicitor, an officer of the court.
I think you might be confusing me for one of my clients.
Oh, I'm not confused by you at all, Harold.
You're a murdering bastard.
Have a nice day.
Two policemen and a man named Braddick were murdered.
You were involved. Maybe you've forgotten?
No. A man doesn't forget when he's falsely been accused of murder.
You've no idea how offensive that sounds on a guilty man's lips.
Well, then you shouldn't feel offended then, eh.
Do you know what, I'm going to help you.
And if you're smart, you'll accept it.
You? Help me?
Now based on 30 years as a copper,
I'd say that someone's trying to kill you.
There's something about this doesn't smell right, does it?
It's probably the gas.
I retire in a couple of years, looking forward to it.
Bit of gardening, little bit of golf. Be a nice change of pace.
But before I pack it in,
I'm going to clear up the Braddick case.
INDISTINCT CB RADIO
AUTOMATIC DOOR OPENS
CAR SCREECHES IN BACKGROUND
-If we're doing this in French, it's going to be a short conversation.
-I trust you're calling me to tell me you found Joe Collins.
-Yeah, I like it that you trust me, Gina.
-Shows we're getting closer.
-Have you found Joe Collins?
-I have not. I ran into a bit of a problem.
-The explosive kind. My office blew up.
-Seems there was a gas leak...
-..that came with a warning.
-A warning? Who from?
A friend. At least I have to assume it was a friend as they had the decency to warn me.
-I'm afraid I've lost you.
-Why don't I jump on the Eurostar
and then you can tell me to my face what this is all about.
I hired you to find a missing witness.
Someone tried to kill me the day after you walk into my life. Should I think there's a connection?
-Why should there be?
-Stop playing games with me, Gina, unless you're trying to get me killed?
Well, you answer me this, have our paths met sometime somewhere that I don't know about?
If they did, I don't know about it either.
Then why are you so interested in me?
I can assure you, Mr Venn, I have no interest in you other than as someone
who my client tells me can find Joe Collins.
And, may I remind you, you took the money I offered to do exactly that.
There's an e-mail. A Blackberry I swiped at the doctor's surgery.
"We'll raise a glass of Cockburn's on 10th July."
What does that mean?
I have to tell you, Frank, I'm mildly disappointed.
I wanted her medical records, an address.
You told me I was breaking into a doctor's office.
-Did I tell you about the people who chased us out of there?
Special Forces types. Neck snappers. Just after your office gets blown up?
I don't mean to put the wind up you, H, but it's possible someone wants to hurt you.
This woman's got a file on me.
She's got a load of stuff about the Braddick case.
What's her interest?
-Is she Braddick's daughter? Bounty hunter? Writing a book?
-Maybe she's the one in trouble?
Well, if she is, you take my advice, H.
Run. You look like you could use a holiday.
Why don't you fly somewhere. Find a beach, lie on a towel till all this goes away.
What if she knows something about Mark?
MorpethAll.com is the domain name of Morpeth Allison.
You can look them up on the internet. They're a big firm. Cement, construction.
Never heard of them.
Maybe because you're not in the market for a hydro-electric dam.
If you were, Morpeth Allison would build it for you.
And any motorways, nuclear power stations and skyscrapers you might also need.
-He's a Battle of Britain freak. Harry just leave it.
-I can't leave it, Frank.
Something big is going on here Frank, somebody tried to kill me!
-Back in the day, did you ever come across a bloke called Jason Styles?
-Styles? No. Was he a face?
He set up the Braddick job for Mark and Hillman.
When you say "set up"...
-..you think he might have killed Mark?
-Let's put it this way, I had my suspicions, yeah.
Do you think you could find Joe for me?
Sorry, H. What you're mixed up in, I don't want to be mixed up in.
If you need a new office suite, I've got a stunner over here.
Real mahogany veneer.
No, you're all right.
GINA: "My client appears to be innocent.
"He told me he was innocent. I believe him.
"I'm thinking of sending the brief to Nigel Fountain."
-May I help you?
-That would be nice.
My name is Harry Venn. I'm a solicitor.
I'd like to see Nigel Fountain.
SIR Nigel. Do you have an appointment, Mr Venn?
Yes, I do.
I don't see an appointment.
Well, that is unusual.
My assistant spent most of yesterday trying to arrange one.
Obviously didn't get one. Maybe I should fire him?
No, seriously. I would like to see Sir Nigel?
I'm afraid that won't be possible.
It is important. In fact, it's very important.
You can leave a contact number on your way out.
It'll only take a few minutes. No, I'm fine. I'll wait.
If you wish, but you'll have to wait outside.
REMEMBERING: "I'm sorry I got you into this, kid."
"Your brother, Mark."
"Sorry I got you into this, kid."
These gentlemen will show you out.
Picture of my office in the paper.
You can't go in there!
Sir Nigel, my name is Harry Venn. I need to speak to you.
I'm so sorry. He just barged past me. I'll call the police.
-A solicitor named Gina Hawkes hired me to find a witness.
-Wait a minute. Wait a minute.
-Sorry, what were you saying?
-It's regarding the Quirke case? She told me that she spoke to you about it.
Thank you. I'll handle this.
How can I help you?
Well, since Gina, erm, Miss Hawkes, the solicitor...
Yes, I know who she is.
-Well, since she first came to me a couple of days ago, certain things have happened.
Well, for starters my office blew up.
What are you doing for lunch?
Bonjour. Est-ce-que je peux avoir un paquet du blanc, s'il vous plait?
-Merci a vous. Bonne journee. Merci. Au revoir.
Sir Nigel, I need to know why you're acting for Stevie Quirke?
You're one of the most expensive lawyers in the country and Stevie doesn't have a bean to his name.
How much do you know about Gina?
Well, a lot less than I'd like to. I mean professionally speaking.
She's my daughter.
She seems to believe Mr Quirke is innocent.
Though personally I doubt it, but that's a defending solicitor's prerogative,
as I'm sure you'd agree.
Yeah, I suppose so.
You said Gina asked you to find a witness?
Yeah, a man called Joseph Collins.
How is Collins connected to this?
I'm not sure. Quirke says Collins has got something that will help him.
Did he say what?
-No. I was sort of hoping you might know.
-I haven't even met Quirke yet.
I go on first impressions, Mr Venn.
Some people say that's foolish, but I'm rarely wrong.
I suspect it's probably the last thing you'd want anyone to think about you,
but I'd say you were an honest man.
How dare you!
Gina is vulnerable.
That's not how she strikes me.
Oh, I know. She's tough, but the two things aren't incompatible.
For personal reasons,
things in her past,
Well, she has a susceptibility to lost causes.
She's always looking for dragons where there are none to slay.
The wrong type of person could take considerable advantage of that quality.
Are you talking about Quirke or me?
I don't think Quirke is in a position to take advantage of anyone.
-Hang on. You just said I was honest?
-That's what I'm counting on.
-Are we not going to get the bill?
-It's all done.
Thank you, Charles.
Are you a Wentworth man?
Bloody Politicians these days! Do you think they clone them? They seem to come in batches of 20!
You don't think he's a second Churchill, rescuing us in our hour of need?
-I don't pay much attention to politics.
Look if you find anything about Quirke that can help us,
I'd be very grateful.
A father likes to shine in his daughter's eyes.
I'll let you know.
In fact, I'm on my way to see him right now.
My mobile's on this.
Great. Thank you, Sir Nigel.
No, please, just Nigel.
I'm glad you said that. I'm not too comfortable saying Sir.
I'm not too comfortable hearing it. Goodbye.
Thanks for lunch.
What are you doing?
I think I've got PTSD. Why?
There's a bloke called Dean Stubbs. He works out at that boxing club
behind Talbot Road. He's in there pretty much every day.
I want you to follow him,
'wherever he goes.'
'Cos I haven't got time, I've got to go see Stevie Quirke in prison.'
Now listen. Dean's a friend of Joe Collins
and if Joe's gone into hiding,
chances are, Dean is going to know where he is.
'So get yourself to the gym.'
Harry, I'm seriously unfit.
It'll do you good then. Matt, one word of warning.
'Don't get too close to him. He's got a habit of punching people when they're not looking.'
PHONE BEEPS I've got to go.
Michael's been arrested.
-What's he done now?
-He was caught on Sandringham Road with drugs.
I'm at Stoke Newington police station.
'Can you get here?'
Er, yeah, yeah, I'm on my way.
Jones, Bassett, Khan...
Have you seen him?
They wouldn't let me.
Blake, Brodie, Wesson, visits.
Oi, you got one for me?
Oi, hold up, hold up, you got a visit for me? Quirke!
It's not good news. They're going to charge him.
For buying a bit of dope?
He wasn't buying and it wasn't dope.
What was it then?
They're saying he bought fifty quid's worth of crack to sell it.
-What's he doing selling crack?!
Lauren, Michael's not the type of kid that goes around selling crack!
-The police are going to oppose bail.
-Can they do that?
It's because he was already on bail.
We'll apply again. Leave it with me, I'm working on it.
I don't understand. How did he get fifty quid?
I gave it to him.
He said he wanted to buy you a present.
I'm sorry, Lauren. You know, he asked me for it, I couldn't say no.
I was trying to make it up to him.
That's not the way to do it.
Put your fucking foot down!
Cook, Hussain, Campbell...
Hi, I'm here to see Stephen Quirke.
-Harry Venn, solicitor.
Take a seat in there.
'Help desk, may I have your customer ID?'
'W, B, zero, eight, 20,
Smith, Cooper, Samuel
and Quirke... visits.
'May I have characters two, seven and eight only of your protocol?'
'You are verified, one moment whilst I secure.'
Which one's Quirke?
-You're Quirke, aren't you?
-Yeah, what's up?
He's got to stay here.
What do you mean I've got to stay here?
Right, the rest of you, with me.
So what am I staying here for?
You got to wait. If you don't like it, you go back to the wing.
You got too much of that, cabin boy. Yeah, I'll have your badge, yeah?
Relax, you'll get your visit.
'You're secured. How can we help?'
'Virus update, please.'
'Do you have the virus designation?'
'17, 11, 30, foxtrot.'
'I'm still checking on the update,
'do you want to hold or should I call you back?'
Oi, someone, yeah?
I have got a visit!
All right, mate?
What do you want?
Excuse me, what's the delay?
I'll see what's keeping him.
..Yeah, where's Quirke?
..I got a solicitor here waiting for him.
..Have a look, will you?
'Thank you for waiting. We've just had confirmation.
'That virus has been successfully cleansed.'
The decent hard working people of this country,
I know because I talk to them every day,
want order, peace and stability and they have a right
to expect their government to deliver those things.
Now, Brian Worsley and his pick and mix coalition
have delivered one thing so far and that's chaos.
Fiscal meltdown, civil meltdown. And he wants a second chance.
Who in their right mind would give it to him?
Not the people I'm talking to!
Well, that was Alexander Wentworth, again piling the pressure
on the coalition government and there is little sign that
slow moving developments at Westminster are calming the chaos on the streets.
The protests in the centre of London today have seen rising casualties
and for the first time the police strategy of kettling has backfired
with small groups of protestors breaking off from the main crowds
and trouble breaking out in isolated pockets throughout the city.
Are you all right, ma'am?
Ah, Simon. How nice to see you.
Elspeth, you look wonderful.
Thank you, James.
Thank you all so much for coming.
The entire country seems to be collapsing and there are rioters
on the streets, but you haven't let them stop you.
And I'd like to make a special thanks to Elspeth.
As some of you may have already heard,
she was attacked in her car on her way here. But she didn't let it stop her.
Now, there are only four paintings left, only four...
He's through here.
..but buy them at hideously expensive prices.
Not only because they're worth it, but because you will not find
a worthier cause than the Cancel Cancer Foundation.
Thank you very much.
I don't think you two have met. General Sir Adrian Henderson,
-Pleased to meet you, General.
Adrian has read the Worsley material.
It's staggering. It's appalling.
He'll go to prison of course, unless he takes the Roman way out.
Alex feels the same way
and has agreed to make the revelations personally.
In the House?
We're thinking a press conference will have a greater impact.
In front of the world's media, it will be the perfect launching pad for Alex.
Is he up to it? He's very young.
He's young, vigorous, clever, principled, charismatic...
The day after tomorrow.
Adrian is famously a man of very few words.
It's important that things are seen to be done
with a minimum amount of display.
The more ostentation, the harder it will be for us to sell.
With the option of a higher key if necessary.
What kind of numbers can we expect from the Wentworth team?
Alex is being cagey about that.
It will help with my people
if the numbers are larger rather than smaller.
Alex labours under particular restraints.
But once we get going, the facts on the ground and his prestige...
Which RDO Media has greatly enhanced.
And with Tigger's support...
Are we there yet with Tigger?
We are this close.
I'll call you back.
Stevie Quirke was murdered this afternoon.
He was stabbed.
Not only that, two men followed me when I left Belmarsh,
one of them was Jason Styles.
Did you hear what I just said, Gina?
Jason Styles was at the prison. He followed me.
I don't know who that is.
Stop fucking lying to me, Gina. I'm on the Eurostar.
You better get your answers ready.
No. Don't come to Paris, Mr Venn.
My train gets in at 8.05 at the Gare du Nord.
You be there to meet me.
'Vous avez l'argent?'
'Soyez-la dans une heure.'
Gina, it's me, Harry. I'm at the Gare du Nord.
You're supposed to meet me here. Where are you? Call me.
'The grapevine is buzzing here at Westminster today with
'rumours emerging that billionaire industrialist James Morpeth
'has thrown his political and financial weight behind Alexander Wentworth,
'who has today been upping the pressure on the Prime Minister.
'It's high time this country had a government based
'on Principle with a big P and not politics with a small one.
'We need rigour, we need clarity, we need courage.
'We know what the problems are.' PHONE RINGS
'The country is crying out for clear leadership.
'It's time for some conviction.'
Oh, Sir Nigel, it's... Harry Venn.
What can I do for you, Harry?
I'm supposed to be meeting Gina but she hasn't showed up.
Er, and her phone's going straight through to voice mail.
But if she arranged to meet you I'm sure she'll show.
Yeah, er, Stevie Quirke was murdered this afternoon in prison.
Yeah, I don't want this to worry you or anything,
it's probably nothing, but er...
Where are you?
I'm in Paris.
Yeah, do you know where Gina stays when she's here?
Er, yes. You could try the Hotel des Academies et des Arts.
Hang on a sec, say that again, the hotel what?
et des Arts. That's A R T S.
'It's in the Sixth.'
OK, I'll give them a call. Thanks, bye.
'You were supposed to meet me.'
Mr Venn, I explicitly told you...
'not to come.'
Where are you?
I'm on my way to a meeting.
Gina, where are you?
I'll text you the address.
'You be there this time.'
C'est adresse, s'il vous plait.
Voila, c'est ici.
'This is the help desk, may I have your client ID?'
'Whiskey, bravo, zero, eight, two, zero, one, nine, one, nine.'
'For verification may I have values one, four and eight of your protocol.'
'Sierra, Yankee, Bravo.'
'You are verified. How may we help?'
'Status report on Virus, seven, eight, eleven, six, Foxtrot.'
'The virus has been quarantined and our engineers are on site.
'We await further updates.'
Monsieur, we need to go faster, quicker.
Oui, merci, bon.
Il y'a quelqu'un?
MALE VOICE SPEAKING FRENCH
ON RADIO: '..qu'un seul gagnant sur notre emission.
'La reponse est evidemment Serge Gainsbourg and Brigitte Bardot...'
Dix mille euros pour vous.
Mais d'abord, j'ai quelques questions.
Dites-moi pourquoi vous avez tue Jennifer Moscati.
Je sais que quelqu'un vous a paye pour la tuer.
Dites-moi qui vous a paye et l'argent est a vous.
Je suis journaliste.
Si vous voulez d'argent...
Little Stevie told me you'd come back from the dead, Paul.
Do you want to show me that trick?
Yeah, I could see how you could use it just now.
Well, whatever it is, it's bloody good, because you fooled my old man.
You just need a good doctor.
Obviously you went to a lot of trouble.
I'm a clean skin, Harry, worth the effort for them and for me.
It's good money.
As clockwork. Goes into my bank account every month, get the travel.
Expenses are generous.
-Nice. What do you have to do for that then?
-Oh, you know, this and that.
This and that? Does that include killing people?
Someone's got to do it, Harry.
Did you kill Stevie?
No, not personally. It was a help desk job.
What's the help desk?
They pay the cheques.
It was the help desk, they, er, they helped blow up my office, did they?
Yeah, that was us. How did you get out of that, Harry?
What about Mark? He back from the dead and all?
It's been nice talking to you, Harry.
Now you listen to me Paul, you listen to me.
You let the girl go.
You're not getting it, Harry. She's the one they want dead.
You, you're just collateral damage.
-Now get out the way, Harry.
Get out of the way, Harry!
I saw Hillman. It was Paul bloody Hillman.
It was a cock-up, Nigel.
Since when does the help desk make cock-ups?
How do you know Jason Styles?
The engineers weren't expecting Venn in Paris.
Find Gina Hawkes and Harry Venn. Kill them.
The stakes for this country could not be higher.
We have to be fearless.
How about if you stayed here with me?
-Can you get me a gun?
-What's going on?
Don't come back till you hear from me.
If you don't hear from me, you don't come back at all.
I want to talk.
What would you like to talk about?
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With Harry's office blown to pieces, he is determined to find out who tried to kill him. Unable to get any answers from the elusive Gina, he follows her to Paris, where he comes face-to-face with the men who want him dead.