In the desperate world of modern slavery a Pakistani refugee is found murdered in the kitchen of a Salford pub.
A man is accused of the murder but is snatched by a gang and pays the ultimate price. But was he the real killer?
A party devoted to what it calls 'English nationalism' is merely a front for a much more sinister far-right organisation that is hellbent on destroying multiculturalism.
Through the complexities of law and morality DSI Jeff Barton has to figure out the endgame in a pattern of murderous events that threatens civil war in the city.