Lolly Bruce is back in London's East End. Her guardian Mal Fury is doing time, so Lolly is working on the wrong side of the law to get by. Then one day the Old Bill turn up. Mal is on the run, but why when he has only months left to serve? Lolly is convinced the only thing Mal would escape for is news about the daughter he lost 19 years ago. Private Investigator Nick Trent knows better than to get involved with the Furys, but his better judgement doesn't count for much when it comes to Lolly. Before he knows it he's agreed to help her track down Mal. . .