When pilot Ellie Bruce's husband is unaccountably killed in a mysterious flying accident, her world falls apart. Old Glory, the family business, is on the verge of collapse. She faces huge personal debts. And, worst of all, she discovers evidence of a passionate affair.
Media graduate Julie Emerson is new to London - but London isn't an easy city. An affair with her boss becomes all-consuming whilst her neighbour upstairs first alarms, then terrifies her.
Both men, in their separate ways, want all of her....at whatever cost.
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.