Rough justice among the British constabulary as compassionate Inspector Mike Fletcher sweats to save fugitive cop-killer Steve McMillan (what could have made this scared kid kick Sgt. Lowther to death under the eyes of 20 witnesses?) from the clutches of loutish Sgt. Percy Cullen--who's willing to maim and kill in order to bring in Steve. Meanwhile, Mike's being hunted himself by Guy McKaskill, determined to avenge his arrest of McKaskill's jailed son. Except for one neat twist toward the end, the plots work out just as you'd expect. Miller (Home Ground, Snow on The Ground, etc.) has a nice eye for the gray area between justice and revenge, though his police officers divide too improbably into savage brutes and tenderhearted gents.