Nate Colgan: a violent man; 'smart muscle' for the Jamieson organisation. Someone to be afraid of. But now, with its most powerful individuals either dead or behind bars, things within the Jamieson organisation are beginning to shift. When Nate, long working on the fringes of the business, is reluctantly appointed its new 'security consultant' - he can little imagine how things are about to unravel ... It begins with an execution, a message; and soon the various factions within the organisation are sent into chaos. But out of the confusion comes one clear fact: a new group has arrived in Glasgow, and in their quest for power they are prepared to ignite a war. But who is behind the group? And why has the calculating Zara Cope - the mother of Nate's child - suddenly appeared back in town? Meanwhile DI Fisher, buoyed by his recent successes in finally jailing some of the city's most notorious criminals, is prowling on the edges of these latest battles, looking for his chance to strike - and before all hell breaks loose ..