When people in Edinburgh need to borrow money, they go to Cooper. When they don't pay it back, they get a visit from Joe Hope. But now, Joe's got troubles of his own. His teenage daughter's been found dead, an apparent suicide. Then the police arrest him for murder. But, for once, Joe is innocent. With help from Scotland's hardest men – and one woman – he sets out to discover who has framed him and to deliver his own brutal brand of justice.