One night, two officers from Special Branch pay him a visit and ask for his help. They claim two men, extremists in the Animal Liberation Movement, will soon visit a woman who lives in a near-by cottage. All Sam has to do is watch the cottage and inform Special Branch when the men arrive.
He agrees to help, not for profit or for patriotic zeal, but because he suspects they have told him a lie.
His isolated existence is soon smashed into a world of murder, terrorism and international conspiracy.
Fleeing his own guilt, he is propelled out of his solitude and on to a trail that takes him to London, Paris, Malta and then to Africa, where he uncovers a sinister group of the world’s elite, who together conspire a dark future for all those beneath them.
Only by mimicking their twisted, ruthless logic can Sam hope to contain them.