Harry Flack is reliable and his judgement is cast-iron.
For years, as the longest-serving night-lawyer for The Record, he has kept the newspaper out of court.
But on the last day of his working life, a new editor arrives.
It's Eddie Conrad, and Flack has reasons to seek revenge on him for affairs between them and others that are set deep in the past Eliminating legal problems has been Flack's life.
He knows them intimately; he is Fleet Street's finest.
But will creating legal blunders to incriminate Conrad be as easy?
Can he do it without implicating himself? And can anyone stop him?