Blood Will Be Born: Meet the characters
DI Owen Sheen
Meet DI Owen Sheen, on loan from the Met to the PSNI and tasked with setting up a new unit investigating cold cases and historical offences, the SHOT (Serious Historical Offences Team). But Sheen also has a personal agenda: Find those responsible for the no warning car bomb that killed his brother when they were children in Belfast. On arrival Sheen is press ganged into baby-sitting DC Aoife McCusker on her first murder investigation with Serious Crimes. Past and present converge as their investigation snakes and turns. Sheen is about to discover that in Belfast, the past is never far from the present. And in Belfast, the past is always personal.
DC Aoife McCusker
Meet DC Aoife McCusker; recently transferred from Community Relations to Serious Crimes, she is out to make her mark as a detective and care for her adopted daughter Ava. As well as dealing with a gruesome murder in the run up to the Orange 12th of July weekend, she has to fight her way to the table with her DCI and fend off the rumours about her affair with her former boss DS Charlie Donaldson. Just when things look like they can’t get any worse, she is shackled to the new boy from the Met and her affair with Charlie Donaldson comes back to haunt her in a way she could never have foreseen. And a killer is on the loose, intent on putting a match under the 12th of July tinderbox. If the she doesn’t stop it, the fire that will burn will consume not only her, but her career and her family.
Meet Christopher Moore; deranged and dangerous, the son of a former Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) Officer who listens carefully to his dead Daddy’s orders. Daddy has told him he must bring the refiner’s fire to Belfast, a den of hypocrisy, a fallen place. For only out chaos can a new order be born. Christopher has a plan, but as the Devil starts to fool, and the police close in, will he be able to complete his mission for Daddy?
Meet John Fryer; a former IRA prisoner, haunted by a personal demon he calls the Moley, he has spent the last ten years locked away in Belfast Heights psychiatric hospital. Fryer yearns for revenge against his former comrades, but away from his hospital cell the Moley will find him and he must offer it blood, only fresh blood will keep it at bay. Christopher has promised him that blood will be born, but after ten years inside Fryer needs to know if blood and retribution is all he dares to hope for.