Following the death of Bennet Drake the fugitives, Reid and Jackson, find themselves facing the power of Augustus Dove and his murderous brother Nathaniel. Reid and Dove engage the press in their battle for the hearts and minds of the people of Whitechapel. The serial killer – Nathaniel Dove – is hid in the Hackney Marshes, but how long can he stay out of trouble? Thatcher discovers a fresh lead of a double murder committed by Nathaniel, giving Reid cause for hope. With Reid locked in the cells it seems that all hope is lost, but is there time for one last roll of the dice?