Struggling with his mental health, James must catch a killer connected to his past!
When James Locker's boss the famous Michael Fuller is sacked from the murder investigation unit, his dream to be a crime detective finally comes true. James' dream soon turns into a nightmare however as his mental state is deteriorating and Sydney is plagued by a serial killer who seems to have a personal interest in James. Will James together with his colleagues and close friends, Thomas, Adam and Samantha, manage to stop this villain before it is too late?
Crime Inspector James Locker was lying awake in his bed sweating. He had been off his anti-depressants for a while which was a necessary step to feel anything at all and go back to a healthy life. James Locker was thinking about her, and he still could not comprehend what had happened that fateful day seven months ago. He and Emily Luong had had a massive fight. Why had they fought? His memory was so blurry on the subject; that he now in retrospect could not understand it. She had left with $ 20,000 of their savings and a day later he had received a text; that she despised him and she never wanted to see him again. Of course, he could have filed a police report with the stolen property department as it technically was his money she had taken. But he never bothered about this, money was not an issue for him, and his primary concern was to understand what had happened so he could avoid it happening again. Getting his revenge by turning her in, to his colleagues and having her deported to some third world hellhole; well he just loved her too much to do that even though she had broken his heart. He thought about calling her, but he did not.
Ironically his career had never been going as well as it had the last seven months. He had been able to solve some high-profile cases through his intelligence and dedication to his work. Not feeling anything in particular and walking in an emotional desert was apparently a good thing when it came to solving murder cases, and he had been promoted to police inspector a few months ago and seemed to be first in line to further promotions if the legendary Crime Detective Michael Fuller was to resign. Not that he thought that would happen anytime soon though as Michael Fuller had 9 years until retirement and was a man who was actually living for his work; probably due to lack of other areas of joy in his life. In this way, the current situation of James Locker and Michael Fuller were pretty similar.
James Locker's nightstand clock showed 3 AM which was 5 hours to go before he and his colleagues and best friends Thomas Anderson and Adam Smith were heading to the airport for a month of travel in Asia. They have persuaded him to join them for a crazy month of trips, adventures, boozing, and banging. Or as Adam Smith had put it “Hey look, James, I know it’s been tough for you with this Emily thing, but it’s time to man up and meet some other girls. Let’s go to Asia, and hook you up with at least ten girls so you can finally feel attractive enough to find the awesome girl we both know is out there for you”. James Locker smiled realising that his friends would probably pay some local talent to pretend to be genuinely interested in him and then sleep with him to build up his self-esteem. He decided to go for the plan with the motivation “Why not, it can only work better than the talk about my childhood crap that my psychologist has charged me an arm and a leg for in the last seven months." If his friends, however, did not intend to pull this off, he would not visit prostitutes on his own. Not because he had any strong moral objections to pad sexual services, but merely because he was not very turned on by the impersonality and dirtiness of the whole business. James Locker took a shower, made himself some breakfast and enjoyed it in front of the TV while waiting for his friends. In spite of his insomnia, he felt relaxed knowing that he would probably fall asleep on the plane and thus have more energy than his friends once they reached the destination. The date was the 17th of July 2013.