Raban discovers that two Iranian cousins have been murdered. Some investigation links the killings to a policy group called Defence Concern, headed by Daniel Cosgrave. Raban believes that Defence Concern had something to do with the killings, and recruits Cosgrave's policy advisor Alice Ross to help him uncover the truth. That night, Raban is approached in a cafe by Blake, a member of the death squad Pugnus Dei ("God's Fist"). Blake tells Raban to keep out of their business. Raban is amused and remains so as Blake makes a telephone call ordering Carolyn's death. As Blake leaves, Raban's smile fades and he runs to Carolyn's house.