Recently fired London crime reporter Harry Kinsella is writing his long promised book. Battling alcohol and prescription drug dependency, Harry's hoped for redemption is halted when a plaster cast of a murder victim's head turns up in a London hotel room. The grisly modus operandi a mirror image of killings in Harry's yet to be published manuscript. A nightmarish pattern that will continue over the coming weeks bringing the journalist to doubt his sanity. As each victim turns up in the capital, more and more damning evidence convinces the Met of the reporter's complicity. A Met, who along with high levels of government and members of the underworld, possess long memories and have every reason to see the maverick crime journalist put away.