A gritty drama series set in 1980s Edinburgh and based around the life of local hood Jo Jo (Robert Carlyle). On his recession-hit estate he is seen as a hero as he constantly out-manoeuvres the police - but he is not comfortable in himself and finds that he is drawn to the Marilyn Monroe-obsessed Lorraine and a life of darker crimes and drug addiction.
From the Back Cover
Jo Jo is an Edinburgh Goodfella with a sharp mind and a cavalier attitude to the law.
In the bleak, edgy climate of the 1980's Jo Jo is seen by many on the estate as a hero; out-manoeuvring the police while supporting his close-knit family.
What is it that draws the confident and charming Jo Jo to Lorraine, a vulnerable woman obsessed by Marilyn Monroe? What figure from his past is fuelling his fantasies and driving him towards darker crimes and the quicksand of heroine.
Can Jo Jo look after himself when he doesn't know who he is.