Patrick Brodie is on the way up. He is a chancer but, unlike his drunkard father, he wants to make sure that anything he accrues stays close by. He also knows exactly how far he is prepared to go to get what he wants. And he wants it all. Now. Before long, Patrick has taken out the old guard and become a legend in his own lifetime. Violently.
The kind of woman Patrick Brodie is normally attracted to have no illusions, no foolish dreams of marriage, children or, God help him, love. But Lily Diamond is different. There's something about her that has got under his skin and all he wants to do is make her happy and keep her safe.
Together they are determined that their children will have everything they didn't, no matter what. But the unthinkable happens, and Lily is left on her own to look after her family in a dangerous world. A world where you can trust no one. The Brodies must stay close to survive. But as everyone knows, your sins will find you out.