Michael Gaines has been sent to prison for arson. He has lost his business, his home and, for the time being, his wife and children after they walk out on him. But his problem is not that the bank wanted to repossess his home and business, but that somebody else wanted to repossess his entire life. Only whilst serving his sentence does Michael comes to discover the terrible truth about his downfall. Befriended in prison by career criminal, Roger Templeton he learns more about his ruthless antagonist before plotting his revenge. And yet even upon his release, he still has to surmount a number of obstacles if his revenge is ever to be realised.
‘… Spare me the Hollywood melodrama, Gaines. This isn’t a movie and you’re not Liam fucking Neeson so you just listen and do what I tell ya and just maybe I’ll give your wife back to you.’