Edmund Braithwaite, head of MI6's dirty tricks brigade wants Jimmy Wilson dead. Gregori Keslov of the FSB's western European commercial department has an identical agenda. Both men decide to use an official mission to achieve their private ends. Jimmy, now a semi retired private investigator, is oblivious to all of this and embarks on a romantic association with the new barmaid at his local pub. Events soon take him back to his past and a confrontation with a dangerous and powerful man who now reappears in his life. The death of an old friend catapults him into the centre of an intrigue involving a media mogul, the remnants of the Stasi and corruption in the corridors of justice and power. Out of his depth he realises he has to trust someone, but who will it be? Friend or foe? His problem is he can't tell the difference. Step in the ladies in his life.