The Power Of Life And Death, A Death For A Death

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When a number of distinguished members of government committees are found dead in suspicious circumstances, it falls to DCI Kate Duncan to discover what the connecting factor is.

An autopsy has revealed that Dame Imelda Sharp may have been killed by an experimental drug which she had not been prescribed. Now toxic levels of another unprescribed drug have been found in the body of a second patient of the same GP, Dr Tom Cready. DI Kate Duncan of Scotland Yard's Sensitive Cases Squad is investigating.

Mark Lawson's deftly plotted murder-mystery gets to grips with a major concern at the heart of our cash-strapped NHS: the post code lottery and exactly who is to be considered deserving of the most expensive life saving drugs on the market.

Kate Duncan - Haydn Gwynne

Lorenzo - Lloyd Thomas

Briggs - Chris McHallem

Hermione Sharp - Abigail McKern

Dame Imelda Sharp - Honor Blackman

Sue Wells - Abigail McGibbon

Dr Tom Cready - Nick Dunning

Dee Mortimer - Stella McCusker

Jeremy Vine - Himself

Directed by Eoin O'Callaghan.

Written by Mark Lawson.

. DCI Duncan believes the victims' deaths are linked to decisions about new drugs on the NHS"