Two MI5 informants under Witness Protection are killed and the team cannot figure out how. The informants did not have any connection, apart from their involvement in terrorism before the London attack. Realising the leak did not come from Witness Protection; they try the Missing Person’s Scheme – a government agency which locates those lost in the London bomb.
Already Britain is a technology hungry nation: widespread CCTV, loyalty cards, Oyster cards, new listening devices, chipping, tagging and soon the identity card. Civil liberties are hotly debated. Imagine a Britain post a major terror attack, in which thousands die. A Britain desperate to piece together what happened and equally fearful of where the next attack is coming from. A Britain in which social control is on the rise and anti terror methods are influencing every aspect of life. Britain in 2013 is a highly monitored world, which spills into everyone’s private lives. MI5, the new secret police, defend the realm. Society is tense – watching and being watched all the time.