The November wind is chilly with betrayals: those in the personal life of Havill vs. his family as he is now involved with a model/mistress; and those of Creagh, attached to an anomalous Central Crimes Bureau, who claims he has been sacrificially sacked and now asks Havill to reinstate him. Which he attempts to do only to find that Creagh's been bought while he's been had. . . . A covert story which moves through the high/low life of London with the understated excitement of the thin upper lip.