Bob Marley had it all planned out when he took the job in London, work, save, go. But life has a funny way of taking plans and tying knots in them, especially when your plans are reliant on others. In Bob's case, the others are his two best friends and colleagues, Mark Hammond, a small time crook, and a shameless womaniser by the name of Chris Whicker.
Spending every night in the pub isn't the ideal way to save money for the trip of a lifetime. Australia seems further away than ever, even more so now that Chris has fallen in love with Wendy.
Winston Valentine goes through life like a hurricane, destroying everything in his path, without a thought for anyone other than himself. He lives an existence lacking direction, until he comes into some money in the most unpleasant of circumstances and meets three young men with a dream, a dream that he quite likes the sound of. The last few days had been shocking, even by his standards, and that corpse wouldn't remain undiscovered forever.
Wendy has to take control of her life again, meeting Chris had provided the spark that she needed. It was something she should have done a long time ago, when her boyfriend got sent down.
Mark Hammond appreciated Bob getting him a job, trying to keep him on the straight and narrow, but it wasn't really working out, having to get up at the crack of dawn, getting dirty and taking crap off the foreman every day. Not to mention, having a lunatic inviting himself into their lives, but an opportunity has arisen to make enough money to set them on their way, now to find a way of separating Winston from his hard earned cash.
Chris and Bob knew that they would have to deal with Winston one way or another, people like him don't go away quietly. Mark was one step ahead, it was his turn to do what he's good at, get the monster out of the way long enough so that he could help himself to his ill gotten gains.
What nobody had taken into account was Winston's past catching up to him first.