DS Phil Hunter wakes up with Monica Dreyfuss after their night of passion and hears a noise downstairs. When he goes to investigate, he’s knocked out by a blow to the back of the head. Coming to, he finds himself tied to a chair with Monica bound and gaged beside him. The masked kidnapper claims Louis Dreyfuss has an outstanding debt and threatens to kill Monica if he’s not paid by the end of the day.
Phil is forced into a car by the kidnapper’s right-hand man, Sergei, and is driven to the casino owned by Louis. Sergei gets Phil to use his authority as a police officer to empty the safe. Phil discreetly hands the manager a note telling him to hit the alarm button and amid the confusion, Phil grabs the bag full of money and runs into the street.
Back at the casino, DI Samantha Nixon receives a call from Phil informing her of the threat to Monica’s life and tells her that he wants to hand the money to the kidnapper himself. Samantha reluctantly agrees and makes her way to the Dreyfuss’ home where she informs Louis that Monica has been kidnapped. When Louis works out that Phil stayed the night with Monica, his concern soon turns to fury.