|ITV broadcast date|| 1st March 1990|
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When a young woman is strangled by her husband and raped in her flat. It is discovered that she was a prostitute. When someone makes a confession, the confession is proved to be false. A Glasgow by-election takes place and one of the candidates is murdered. Taggart and Jardine must move fast to find some answers.