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What starts out as a pub brawl becomes a life-threatening situation for DS Stevie Moss � and it’s all her own fault!

Joel Fuller has been banged up overnight for hitting someone in a pub. The attack was completely unprovoked and Stevie is given the job of finding out why Joel was so violent. He’s not talking, though, and he’s eventually released on bail. Stevie’s convinced something’s not right, though, and she gets a clue to the size of the problem when she’s called to the pub where Joel was arrested. The landlord’s terrified young son reveals that he saw Joel with a gun the night before.

A worried Stevie questions Joel’s wife, Lucy, who’s stunned by what she hears about her usually mild-mannered husband. Piece by piece, though, Stevie learns that Joel was made redundant and has found out that Lucy is having an affair. He’s a man on the edge of a breakdown and he’s on his way to confront his wife’s lover with a gun…

Stevie’s angry when Inspector Dale Smith refuses to let her try to talk to Joel before the armed police unit moves in and arrests him. At the station, Stevie still thinks she can help Joel and tries to talk to him. But he snaps and grabs Stevie by the throat…