It is July 2011 and the tabloid 'News Of the World' newspaper is closing down after the phone-hacking scandal. Ace reporter Max Richmond's final story focused on potential strife in North London. The resulting Tottenham riots went global. 11,000 miles away in New Zealand, Ben Fogarty, legendary rugby international, was summoned by his wealthy adopted father, Patrick, who witnessed an aggravated assault on a police woman, recognising the perpetrator. The revelation of the identity stunned Ben into action. He flies to London, little knowing the intrigue that awaits.
The spectrum of the gang hierarchy is unravelled. Ben is tangled in a mesh of conspiracy. His Maori traditions from his upbringing come forward. The boss of the enterprise is a close secret, but the action is typical Bentley. Hits and runs with swerves and asides keep the suspense to the end. An absorbing story with accounts of the Farm Hill Estate and north London underworld. Excellent.