The day that DI Harry “H” Blackburn suffered a cardiac arrest on the cobbles things changed forever. In a journey from life to death and back again, he glimpses his past and, more significantly, his future. When Blackburn stumbles across a young woman Katya, an Eastern European prostitute, lying broken and bleeding in a shop doorway he and his team are drawn into a heart-rending case of human trafficking. Discovering that an old adversary is the man behind the operation, Blackburn is determined to bring him down. At any cost.