Single-Handed – Set 2, Dark Irish Crime Drama - Page 2
Relationships also drive the other two stories in Single-Handed – Set 2. Because cousin Brian may have claim to land owned by the Driscoll family, he initiates a plan to seize what he feels is rightfully his. In “Between Two Fires,” Driscoll must determine who is responsible for a suspicious housing development fire that may have camouflaged a murder, although the perpetrator could be an old friend.
“A Cold Heaven” has Driscoll investigating a car accident that leads him to believe that a teenage girl involved was entangled in an abusive association with a pimp. As his relationship with his cousin continues to deteriorate and he is distracted by Brian’s intense hatred, Driscoll finds it difficult to focus on the case at hand.
Single-Handed – Set 2 is well acted, sharply written, and suspenseful. It is engrossing, yet not to my taste. Its emphasis is more on drama than on crime, while my interest leans more toward crime and investigation. Single-Handed is intelligent and powerfully thought-provoking, however its intense concentration on feelings, family, and community rather than police work may not appeal to fans of straightforward investigations in which actual crimes and their solutions are the nuclei. It is an excellent program, just not for everyone.