It’s the world’s brashest, trashiest seaside resort, alive with daytime fun and night-time thrills ... Blackpool, city of dreams. And for some, like Detective Inspector Henry Christie, a city of nightmares. Match day is never enjoyable for the police, their hands are full of petty crime and the cells full of yobs. So it’s a good time for serious villains to pull a stroke. But a shooting at a newsagents and killing a police officer demands priority action. Even though the local police are first on the scene, the elite North West Organised Crime Squad are called in. Henry would be jealous of missing out on such a juicy case if he weren’t so bust trying to stem the tide elsewhere. There’s a multitude of problems to deal with - like the murder of a prostitute, found washed up on the beach. The wounding of a policewoman trying to question a motorist. A crazy car chase which causes mayhem all the way to Manchester. And the case which raises most public concern – the accidental shooting of Boris the gorilla in Blackpool Zoo. What Henry doesn’t yet realise is that these incidents are linked together by a conspiracy that is about to spread indiscriminate pain. Gang warfare and official corruption are a threat to every citizen’s life ... especially those of cops who value their honesty – like Henry Christie.