When a young mother is murdered in the quiet town of Mataura, sole charge policewoman, Constable Sam Shephard, is at the heart of the hunt to find the killer. Her ties to the woman's husband place her in a tough position ... click for more A university student is murdered in the Botanic Gardens of Sam Shephard's new home, Dunedin, where she has moved for detective training. The visiting Darling Brothers Circus seems to be involved ... click for more DC Sam Shephard is assaulted in the line of duty on the beach near the sleepy village of Aramoana. After finding a skull in the sand, from a looted shipping container, Sam is asked to attend the recovery of a body found in the ocean ... click for more A brutal home invasion shocks the nation. A man is murdered, his wife bound, gagged and left to watch. When Detective Sam Shephard scratches the surface, the victim, a successful businessman, is not all he seems to be ... click for more

Bradley is a middle-aged man trapped in middle-age New Zealand. He is in a job that he hates, working day after day to support his wife and two children. One day when it all gets too much, Bradley picks up a teenage hooker in downtown Auckland ... click for more