It is Good Friday, in the year 1977. Merthyr Tydfil. At twenty to midnight, a dozen different forces converge - Macky, just out of jail; the gippos and their knives; the Shop Boys, fifty or sixty skinheads in fanatical pursuit of recreational violence; PO.C Phillips, the young cooper with something to prove; Mohan Singh, proud owner of the Taj Mahal curry house.
The result: mayhem. Race riot erupts in valleys town. And witness to it all, Davey Daunt, a spazzy with a leg brace is the only one who knows what really happened.