Since he was six, Brian Oldman has been haunted by the murder of his grandfather. He holds a terrible secret that he must keep for fear of his life, but there is a most disturbing secret Brian has yet to discover as he plunges into the criminal underworld of 1950s London, where gangs are engaged in savage battle over territory. Meanwhile, Brian's uncle Jack, a boxer who is dodging National Service, finds opportunities to make money by providing a bit of muscle as he reaches for the World Light Heavyweight title. Stopped in his title hopes by the Kerry twins, he's determined to destroy them. Spanning three decades, this saga follows the lives of one family against the backdrop of a revolution in crime, as the underworld extends its influence to the very heart of the establishment.