Wire in the Blood: Prayer of the Bone [DVD]  [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
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In it, British crime-fighting psychologist Dr. Tony Hill (as played by the toothsome TV star Robson Green,Reckless ) crosses the Atlantic to investigate the small-town Texas case of Darius Grady, an American Iraqi war veteran who brutally killed his wife and two children. Can Dr. Hill, who has been hired by the prosecution, show the soldier's defense of post-traumatic stress disorder is bogus, working in these unfamiliar surroundings? Hill has a previous acquaintance with the veteran: while he had been stationed in England at a U.S. military base near Bradfield (the fictional Midlands town created by McDermid where Hill and his usual co-workers are based), the man was charged with the statutory rape of a local 15-year old. Hill had interviewed him, but before the soldier could be prosecuted, the military transferred him back home to Texas. The soldier is now using the same defense that he planned to use then, PTSD. So, will the Texas heat, hostile locals, and a possible violent plot against him prevent Hill from making his findings?
The episode was written by Patrick Harbinson, based on characters created by McDermid, queen of tartan noir. And what's tartan noir, you might ask. A crime novel written by a Scot (duh!Read more ›
It is different as it is filmed in America, the story is excellent well worth watching
I am never quite sure whether the police would allow the amount of interference that Tony Hill exerts, and I suspect the police would come to the same conclusions themselves often without needing his input! But, this minor reservation aside the movie does not disappoint and true to form, there are twists and turns which challenge the original theories the police and Hill propose, until the final solution is found.
Greene's character is odd, but then many creative people have bizarre or unique personalities, and Tony Hill can never be said to be bland. Irritating, strange and not necessarily particularly likeable, he is very real and he provides a welcome change from the other stereotyped portrayals of the police and professional workers that we often get in other dramas.
The "Wire in the Blood" series is not for the faint-hearted, but given the storylines are based on true cases, then the fiction reflects reality perhaps to a greater degree than might be believed when watching the series.
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No problems with this item not watched it yet but can't wait to watch it over the moonPublished 6 months ago by paula mifsud
Enjoyable but not quite as good as the series set in the UK. Can't say why but if you're a fan 9and I am) it is a must.Published on 7 Feb. 2014 by Honey1
always a good night in, completely immerses you in the plot with believable actors and characters, you want to know what happens nextPublished on 24 Jun. 2013 by christine bell