In the fall of 1993, DI Dennis Wright and DS Sean Logan were given a homicide-arson case involving an up-and-coming lawyer in the West End. Investigation led to what appeared to be a “hellfire club”, a group of wealthy and powerful individuals gathering for debauchery. Wright suspected that the victim was threatening to reveal its activities, supported by a cache of pictures they found in his house that the murderer missed when searching.
Realizing how delicate the situation was, Wright and Logan decided to proceed cautiously, with minimal support. Unfortunately, they stumbled on a demonic rite involving the murder of a prostitute and all hell, literally, broke loose. They called for backup and an armed response unit. Among those who survived were PC Ellis Pryce and AFOs PS Robert Alvey and PC Fred Murphy. In the end, the situation was resolved by Murphy’s quick tactical thinking.
The aftermath was a mess. Pryce’s partner and the third member of the armed response unit were dead and Wright was badly injured. The slain demon-possessed man turned out to be a cop assigned to a political protection detail and the members of the club (many badly injured) were all rich, powerful, and well-connected. A cover-up was inevitable and in the interests of everyone. Someone in power, however, determined that this sort of situation needed special attention and everyone involved was gathered into the cult squad.