RAF mechanic Nicholas Coveney has discovered that his lover Charlotte Sinclair is having an affair with another man, Francois Baudin. Preoccupied by this news, he is negligent in servicing a jet, which consequently crashes soon after take-off at a nearby moto-cross event in which Kavanagh's son Matt is taking part. The plane's two crewman and a number of spectators are killed. When Coveney discovers technical drawings and plans of the base at Charlotte's flat, he realises that he has simply been used to further Charlotte and Francois' political ends. When Charlotte is charged with murder and theft, Kavanagh agrees to defend a woman who is arguably the most hated in the country, despite the heartfelt protests of his grieving son.
Michael Woodley and Annie Fisk, two young lovers, have fled to London from the stifling, middle-class rural community where they were brought up, and where Michael, found guilty of setting fire to a doctor's surgery, was given a suspended sentence. Annie is doing her best to beat a drug problem with Michael's help and support, but one day when Michael returns to their flat, he discovers that she is using drugs again. His patience snaps and he storms out of the house, noticed by a district nurse visiting the couple's elderly neighbour. Soon after a loud explosion at the lovers' flat leaves Michael numb with shock and he tells the nurse and police that he killed Annie. Charged with murder, Michael is defended by Kavanagh, who is baffled by the boy's reluctance to explain what happened and by the emotional frigidity of his parents. A second pathologist's report reveals Annie was pregnant when she died. Kavanagh's dilemma is should he tell his client and further burden him with guilt, or k
A junior minister at the Home Office decides to bring a case of malicious prosecution after she is cleared of indecent assault on a juvenile. But Kavanagh discovers that the truth is more extraordinary than he could ever have imagined and we will find out what really happen.
Kavanagh finds himself fighting prejudice and corruption when he acts for a client who is appealing against a murder conviction, can he find out the truth and overcomes all the odds that are against his client.