2012: London is hosting the Olympics and Stratford in the East End is at the centre of the world. Yet surrounding the glamorous Olympic Park are some of the poorest and most crime-ridden streets in the capital.
It is in these streets that PI Lee Arnold and his assistant, Mumtaz Hakim work, surrounded by a community fraught with conflict and tensions.
When Arnold is hired by a female stand-up comedian, he knows that her routine - one that leaves no racist, ageist or sexist joke unsaid - makes her a target for local hatred.
Arnold and Hakim's new client is convinced that she's being stalked. Are her fears justified?
As they delve deeper into the case they discover that this investigation is far more complex and sinister than it seems.