The Ties That Bind of series 21 is an episode that first aired on 20 January 2005.


DCI Matt Burke's professional life is left hanging in the balance when the body of a librarian is found behind the wheel of his car in the Clyde after an apparent hit and run. The detectives are baffled - it appears that the victim had been tied up and was already dead before the car hit the water. Burke, Reid, Fraser and Ross investigate the murder.