A former serviceman has become a businessman since leaving the armed forces.
When his business collapses he faces financial ruin, until a chance meeting with a former colleague presents him with a new opportunity.
Despite his misgivings he agrees to act as a courier for a gang smuggling alcohol and tobacco across the English Channel from Calais to Dover.
The rewards are good and it seems easy to avoid detection.
Soon he is tempted to try a more lucrative cargo... and that's where it all starts to go horribly wrong.
Based on the author's real-life experiences, this is a cautionary tale of how greed and temptation can lead anyone astray.