The origins of Nick Prices wealth have long been a matter of speculation. Many assume his money is, if not exactly dirty, then at least a little off-white. In that regard, Nick is his own worst enemy. He enjoys his bad-boy-turned-good image, happy to smile and make no comment when asked if he had ever pulled off "the big one" without getting caught. So when circumstantial evidence links him to an international drug lord, those in authority deem his denial to lack credibility.But when journalists break the news that Nick is at the centre of a cash-for-honours deal, and cast aspersions on the source of the money, the ensuing scandal threatens the stability of government.Detective Chief Inspector Jack Magee, a long-time adversary of Nick Price, is happy to sit back and enjoy the mans sufferings. Until, that is, Magee is himself accused of murder. Murder, that is, of a prominent diplomat known to have links with Nick Price. For as the authorities turn their vitriol on DCI Magee, he realises the only way he can save his career is to save the government. But to do that he would need to prove Nick Price innocent of all press allegations. To do that would mean getting Nick to talk truthfully about his murky past. And thats not something Nick is known for.