Go inside the world of international kidnapping with a man who will do anything to bring victims home. Master negotiator Dominic King (Trevor Eve, Waking the Dead) draws ire from the British Foreign Offi ce, his wife (Natasha Little, Case Histories), and his business partner (Helen Baxendale, Cold Feet) with his risky, unconventional tactics, but he gets results. Created by Patrick Harbinson (24, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit), fi lmed on location, this taut drama is grippingly real. 6 episodes, 4½ hrs, 2 DVDs, SDH. Mature audiences.
Disc 1: Series 1
A pair of street thugs nabs British scientist Naomi Shaffer in South Africa and issue an impossible demand: $2 million for her release. Hounded by a South African detective and his own self-doubt, Dominic quickly discovers that coming up with the cash is the least of his problems.
Joined by Inspector Lanning, Dominic unearths clues about the second kidnapping gang. Does the group's urbane ringleader, Willard, want ransom or something more valuable? Dominic's pursuit of the case threatens to estrange him from his wife, Sophie, and daughter, Tess.
Danger follows Naomi's family back to England after her daughter, Sally, is kidnapped by Willard's gang. As Dominic struggles to heal his broken family, the police bungle the case with shocking results. Working alone to save the girl, Dominic learns that Willard isn't his only adversary.
Disc 2: Series 2
When two gun-wielding kidnappers storm a bus filled with tourists on a busy Kashmir street, Dominic must diffuse the hostage situation before police snipers unleash a surge of bloodshed. Can the master negotiator overcome meddling from the British foreign office and demands from trigger-happy hijackers?
Negotiations break down in a hail of gunfire after the hostage takers learn that one of the captives is the daughter of a powerful government figure. A chase through the city pushes the lives of two hostages to the edge, and Dominic makes a shocking discovery.
As Dominic unravels the unlikely past of one of the captors, he discovers that a third kidnapper is calling the shots from the shadows. The home office deals to release only one hostage, but Dominic has more ambitious plans: a final showdown that could free them all...or leave them dead.
- Interview with Trevor Eve
- Introduction by writer Michael Crompton
- Kidnapping statistics
Packaging: Boxed set
Run Time: 276 minutes, plus bonus programming
Number of Discs: 2
Color or B&W: Color
Region Code: 1
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Rating: NR. Contains violence and nudity
"Hugely enjoyable thriller" -- The Mirror (UK)
"Riveting drama" -- The Sunday Mail (UK)
"Intriguing...very watchable" -- The Sunday Times (UK)