Mystery explosions destroy the palatial motor yachts of two wealthy financiers in separate incidents off Sardinia and Greece. They seem to be linked. More attacks follow on land and the targets appear to be the unpopular 'Fat Cats' of the financial world and public utilities. Who is behind this violent campaign?
A journalist on the regional 'Manchester Echo' is assigned to investigate. An unassuming family man, he finds a link, nervously follows it through, and finds himself up to his neck in a network of activists. An attractive agent, widowed victim of bank foreclosure, adds disconcertingly to his situation.
But the attacks on the Fat Cats begin to spiral out of control and the growing anarchy threatens the whole country. The police, the army and the government all seem powerless to stem the tide.
France and Russia had violent revolution in the past. Britain narrowly avoided it. What will happen now?