• Publication date: January 16, 2012


San Francisco Police Department Detective Rebecca Madsen delves deep into the history of the world’s most notorious prison.

  • Publication date: January 16, 2012


Program data

Duration: 45

MBC Action:

Tuesday, 14:00 (GMT) ~ 17:00 (KSA)

Saturday, 14:00 (GMT) ~ 17:00 (KSA)

Friday, 14:00 (GMT) ~ 17:00 (KSA)

Thursday, 14:00 (GMT) ~ 17:00 (KSA)

Wednesday, 14:00 (GMT) ~ 17:00 (KSA)

When Detective Madsen is assigned to a grisly homicide case, a fingerprint leads her to Jack Sylvane, a former Alcatraz Island prisoner who died decades ago.


Given her family history— both her grandfather and surrogate uncle were guards at the prison —Madsen's interest is immediately piqued.


Madsen turns to Alcatraz expert and comic book enthusiast Dr. Diego "Doc" Soto to piece together the inexplicable sequence of events.


The detectives look into Alcatraz history, government cover-ups and Rebecca's own heritage and ultimately discover that Sylvane is only a small part of a much larger, more sinister present-day threat.


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