While on foot patrol on the Jasmine Allen estate, Carver contends with an elderly man, Ronnie Atkins, who wants to deal with the local youths “his way”. When Atkins’s best friend, Len Harrap, is found having fallen from the top of the building, Carver suspects foul play and investigates further. Harrap’s GP tells him that Len was recently suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and that he had served with British forces during the Korean War. When a man matching the description of the association secretary, Charles Barratt, is reported to have left Len’s flat, Atkins realises what has happened. Carver’s investigation leads him to discover the cover-up of possible war crimes.