Adam Cape – a young barrister – prosecutes a case of assault at the Old Bailey. On the face of it, it’s a straightforward trial but its aftermath brings him uncomfortably close to death and Adam is unable to free himself from a murder that results.

With the best of motives, and the most unprofessional behavior, he becomes a bane to police; lands in hospital; is on hand when a bank robbery is averted – and, remarkably, bumbles into the truth of the case.