Jericho investigates the brutal murder of a young Jamaican in Notting Hill, and soon identifies it as a racial killing - but his work is interrupted when a wealthy businessman is kidnapped. But all is not as it seems - Sir Nicholas Wellesley has not been staying at his club or visiting his usual haunts.
When a thermonuclear scientist turns up strangled with cheese-wire, lipstick on his cheek, and a sheet of newspaper stuffed into his mouth, Jericho and his team aren't sure if this is a political assassination, or a crime passionnel.
Jericho investigates the murders of couples who attended a showing of "Bridge on the River Kwai", while a fog has descended on the city. The press thinks that it's the work of "The Butcher", a murderer who has been on the loose since the 20s.