The country reaches crisis point when energy supplies are threatened by an explosion at a gas processing plant. The Home Secretary keeps up public confidence by insisting alternative suppliers are at hand, but behind closed doors the Government is forced to embark on secret talks with Tazbekstan, a nation with a dubious human rights record.
The Tazbek’s Trade and Industry Secretary, Rustam Urazov, promises to supply Britain with energy in return for section D turning a blind eye as he wipes out his enemies – exiled poet Bibi Saparova and campaigning journalist Matthew Plowden.
With the stakes high, Harry insists nothing must get in the way of the talks to supply gas, but Jo and Lucas argue they must protect Bibi and Plowden. As Urazov stalls negotiations, Harry takes drastic action to save the country and announces to the team that they must take out Urazov.
Section D masterminds an ingenious plan to use Bibi to kill Urazov in order to shift responsibility, but will the plot come together or will the scheme backfire to the detriment of the country?