The early days of a young Endeavour Morse, whose experiences as a detective constable with the Oxford City Police will ultimately shape his future.
Whispers that Cowley General contains a cursed ward - and a seemingly innocuous death - set off a chain of events that lead Endeavour to investigate the dark depths of the hospital. While there, he is forced to confront his own ghosts as he discovers a chilling secret.
Endeavour becomes embroiled in a case with pagan overtones. When a body is discovered on boggy Bramford Mere, it reveals a new lead in the old missing persons case. Almost five years to the day since that disappearance, Endeavour and DI Thursday pick up where the investigation left off.