The modern world, 1979. As the first waves of punk splinter into scores of new directions, a Mod renewal is bursting onto the streets of London and Chris Davis and his mates are at its epicentre.
These are fast times for the new breed of modernists and the days and nights speed by in a glorious haze of pills, music, sex, gang violence and scooter fumes.There are kicks to be had but also kicks to receive as the backstreets of Breadline Britain seethe with rival subcultures.
Skinheads, Teds and football hooligans are all desperate to cut these sharp, young newcomers down to size with a blood-thirsty glee.
Chris finds love and a sense of belonging in the Mod scene but the spectre of the August Bank holiday pilgrimage toSouthend is on the horizon and events are about to take a dark turn.
This is the time for action.