Autumn 1933, and for once struggling writer James Ross seems to have fallen on his feet. Not only has the Labour Exchange fixed him up with a dayjob, but Mr Samuelson is employing him front-of-house in the Toreador night-club. Even his melancholy lovelife is looking up, thanks to a chance encounter with the alluring Gladys. On the other hand, Soho looks an increasingly dangerous place to be. Coerced into undercover work after an unfortunate incident at the Toreador, James finds himself infiltrating Mosley?s Blackshirts Chelsea HQ and spying on a top-secret dinner party attended by a royal guest.