Autumn 1944: the Battle of Britain has been won, Allied troops are liberating Europe, and the Nazi nightmare is almost over. But two unexpected horrors are waiting on the horizon: Hitler's final fling—the deadly V2 rockets which will rain down death and destruction from Britain's skies—and the dark forces planning a bloody revolution. A young scientist unwittingly holds the means to thwart the plotters but, falsely accused of murder, he is on the run. As he flees both the police and the traitors' thugs, his only allies are a showgirl from the Windmill Theatre and her comedian friend. Edward Taylor's gripping thriller speeds from Soho, through the Essex marshes, to a stunning double climax: first on Southend Pier, and then in the BBC News studio.