It's 1983, and a beat constable walks away from a bar where he knows a crime is about to be committed.
In the present, a stranger with a mission moves into a shabby Kinloch flat.
Daley has his own problems. Brian Scott's return to the bottle has seen him suspended from the force and a replacement sent from the Central Belt, and when an old fisherman is found dead on the shingle beach near the town, Kinloch must face further tragedy.
A past that all hoped long gone has risen again and its ghosts can still wreak a terrible revenge.