Peter Laurence is a political outsider who is very popular with the people. Fresh from a successful libel case against a journalist printing stories alleging corruption, he’s a man on the up. But Peter has plenty of skeletons in his closet. And soon he discovers another - an illegitimate daughter serving a prison sentence. It’s a secret that could ruin him. And one, apparently, that his Prime Minister knows.
But Peter is a risktaker. With his career on a knife edge, he powers on fearlessly with his own, divisive brand of common-sense libertarianism. As he goes out on a political limb his problems mount. His daughter uncovers his marital infidelity and his family threatens to implode. His charm and charisma can smooth over anything. But Peter may have ignored the consequences of his actions for too long. Because elsewhere the journalist he humiliated in court is on a mission, and this time he may not be able to talk his way out of it.