Australian detective, Scobie Malone, finds himself in a minefield of politics when the Police Minister’s son falls twenty floors to his death.  He is caught between pressure from the Minister and Sydney’s ruling elite, who would like the matter handled quietly…and then there is a hitman going about his workaday killing. When Malone accepts help from former enemy and ruthless criminal Jack Aldwych, he learns that when politics and money are arrayed against hi, the odds are never even.