When ex-Special Forces soldier turned professional mercenary, John Gold, hears that his former best friend Corporal Dan Mason, and Dan’s parents have been murdered, he heads to their home-town to find their killers.
Gold discovers that Dan and his father were investigating a Special Forces troop led by the enigmatic, highly decorated Sergeant Hatcher, that went rogue in Afghanistan. Hatcher and his team smuggled a massive amount of Heroin back into the U.K., kicked out the local dealers and set up their own business, taking down any opposition with brutal military efficiency, including Dan and his family when he discovered the truth and would have blown the whistle on them.
Gold tracks Hatcher’s team, one by one, with the reluctant help of local barmaid Sandra, herself an addict and a victim of abuse, and Keith, a dealer that Hatcher’s men deposed. When Hatcher realises they have a new, unwelcome visitor in town he sends his men after Gold, only for them to be outwitted and taken down at every turn.