Alcoholic,corrupt councillor Daniel Demoys annoys wife Alex when he leaves a family gathering to pull off a dirty deal with builder Henry Pulis in an alley,having first had sex with club hostess Sylvie. Next day he wakes up covered in blood with no recall of the night's events and learns that Pulis has been killed. He approaches his sister,solicitor Lucy,for help and becomes a hero by disarming a gunman out to murder of one of her clients who has named drug pushers on his estate,getting injured in the process. Political fixer Jerry Durran suggests that,as a local hero,Daniel should run for mayor and obtains huge support. Daniel sees it as atonement but is unaware that Sylvie's ex-husband,Bevan,is investigating the death of Pulis.
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