With local democracy undermined at every turn, anger with political impotence creates a hunger for change - and a fledgling political party struggles to establish itself in Portsmouth.
Molly Jordan's son died in an Angolan minefield. She flies out to reclaim his body, embarking on a journey which will change her life forever.
What really happened to James Jordan?
And who makes the real killing in the minefields of the Third World?
The government is running scared. The Sabbathman is killing the people who have gained the most from their policies. His message is clear: "You have ruined this country. None of you are safe". As the public warm to the killer, MI5 are called in to stop him.
The Gulf War is over - and all at the cost of a handful of allied casualties. As the West congratulates itself on the restoration of Kuwait, investigative journalist Wesley Keogh begins to rake over the war's dying embers, discovering the story of the decade.
1990. As Saddam Hussein tightens his grip on Kuwait, the western alliance prepares to drive him back to Iraq - unaware that a pre-emptive strike is already under way, much much closer to home. Then comes Saddam's ultimatum: pull out of the Gulf or New York will feel the kiss of the Devil's Breath.