PC Robert Clifton is in hospital recovering from his recent encounter with a murder suspect - who poured boiling water on his genitals. DS Luke French decides that his elderly mother will have to be put into a home. Two women show up at the station with one claiming the other's daughter has stolen her baby. PC William Jackson decides to return to work after having resigned when accused of being a bent copper. When DCI Hutchinson gets a call telling him that a local mobster - and chief rival to Nicolei Stenga - is getting a major drugs shipment, DI Keenan smells a rat. He subsequently learns that Harry's superior knows nothing of a possible intelligence leak in the Station. The police have a strange case of one man beating up the other but neither will satisfactorily explain what is going on.