Inspired by the real-life memoirs of a Victorian Inspector in Scotland, James McLevy prowls the dark streets of 1860s Edinburgh bringing criminals to justice, with the assistance of Constable Mulholland.
Counterfeiters are at work in the city in The Second Shadow, and McLevy is under pressure to secure rapid convictions. But his mind is more on the deliciously immoral Jean Brash - is he becoming jealous of the male company she keeps?
In "The Burning Question", an unsolved murder is bringing vigilantes onto the streets, and Jean Brash's house of ill-repute is a particular target for the Citizen Volunteer Force. Time is running out for McLevy - unless he finds the killer, mob rule will triumph and the Law will be mocked.
Brian Cox stars as James McLevy with Siobhan Redmond as Mistress Jean Brash and Michael Perceval-Maxwell as Mulholland in these two BBC Radio dramatisations.