A few weeks after the end of the war. Crime reporter Jack Carter, becomes
drawn into the shady world of clubs, extortion and women of the night. A man
out of his depth, struggling to come to terms with the chance of sudden
wealth and the inherent dangers that went hand in hand in those post-war
years. Despite the risks, he decides to sting an unbalanced extortionist.
Its an impulsive and outrageous con. One that Jack soon realises, means a
life looking over his shoulder for men hell-bent on revenge.
Thirty five years later and Jack lives the life of a small town, independent
newspaper owner. Life is comfortable, until a young girls sudden death that
is. Jack is at the scene at the same time as the police. Did she fall, or
was she pushed out of the third floor window of her expensive public school?
Just fifteen, promiscuous and a drug user. Jack doesn’t realise it at the
time, but events connected to the end of the war are about to come winging
down from London and threaten his
He soon grasps this fact at the coroner's court where he stares at the dead
girl’s father sat in front of him. Someone with a different identity, but a
man that Jack instantly recognises. Teddy Lewis, the same man he took to the
cleaners years earlier. A madman, one that plied his psychotic trade either
side of the Thames in London
thirty five years earlier. Someone that still lived alongside the river, but
in a sleepy Berkshire village now. A
dark-skinned man that had aged well, but Jack guessed would still harbour
thoughts of a vicious reprisal.
A few days later and a woman is beaten to death at the same time as a body
of a London gangster is found. A
man that had been buried for thirty five years that somehow links to the
recently murdered woman. Questions soon start coming Jack's way. How did
four bodies burnt to a crisp in a
club, connect to recent events? Jack's fighting a dangerous old enemy on one
front and an inquisitive police officer on the other. What does he do? Tell
the truth and go to prison? Say nothing and risk the wrath of an avenging