Please note that the following contains very minor SPOILERS as you would expect to read in TV magazines, newspapers and websites.

– Damian Michael Barcroft


~ Episode One – “Pure as the Driven” ~

Jack the Ripper may be fading into memory now, but East London has found no peace; H Division’s beat is more chaotic and lawless than ever. So when a sergeant from Limehouse’s neighbouring K Division is found, hurled from a Whitechapel tenement window on to the iron railings below, Reid is quick to act. If the police are to be so publicly assaulted on his street’s, what hope for law-abiding civilian life?

Investigations into the man’s activities lead them to the newly emergent Chinatown of the Limehouse dockside; and there into the orbit of K-Division’s Inspector Jedediah Shine. Shine’s conviction is that his sergeant has fallen victim to a Triad turf war in this new market, but Jackson discovers evidence of a newly synthesised and devastatingly powerful opiate that leads Reid to different conclusions. And a dread fear that a new kind of hell is to be released on his streets.

The above extract was taken from the official Ripper Street II press pack. My thanks to Tiger Aspect Productions for providing me with publicity and promotional materials.

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