Jimmy Reilly was an ordinary man leading an ordinary life, but when the rumours started about him interfering with young boys he finds himself in the hands of defence solicitor Jeremy Scott and facing charges in court. Reilly resolutely maintains his innocence and Jeremy believes him, and is certain that when the evidence is presented in court his client will be shown not to have a stain on his character. But he had reckoned without the machinations of the child protection act, under which the principal witness cannot be cross-examined. Furious at a judicial system which he'd always seen as fallible but fair, Jeremy decides to investigate the circumstances of Reilly's case himself, stepping outside the bounds of his own profession. He discovers an underground but parallel world darkly reflecting the work of the real judicial system - one which does not take kindly to someone throwing light on their alternative means of justice.
* Jonathan Davies is the author of four previous novels. He is a criminal barrister and Crown Court Recorder with chambers in the Middle Temple. He lives in South London.