It's 1969, and on Christmas Eve Gently is enjoying the festive cheer, until he gets news. A bank has been hit, and there's work to be done. Gently's hunt for the gunmen takes him into the world of skinheads. Gently has little fear, but the world is changing around him.
Gently is later faced with a difficult dilemma. Does the law always have to be so cruel? Can he bend it just this once?