Jackson is an ambitious young police officer, saddled with the responsibilities of a wife and children. Myers is an escaped criminal turned informer, presumed dead. But as Jackson discovers while holidaying in Spain, Myers is very much alive. He has re-invented himself as Philip von Joel, handsome, dangerously charismatic and very wealthy. Extradited back to England after a nerve-wracking Scotland Yard operation, von Joel agrees to a deal with the police. He'll tell what he knows - but only if Jackson is his interrogator. So begins a deadly game of cat and mouse between the master criminal and his determined minder. Which comes first - duty or temptation?