Recently promoted to the rank of Detective Inspector Carter, of The Merseyside Police, a man of only one name is the centre plank of this character-driven story. Carter's promotion had been due to his involvement on a major case, on which he worked as a Detective Sergeant. Carter receives a message to be at his Commanding officers office. He enters and is told that after a meeting with the Home Secretary, Chief Constables have been asked to trial 'Major Crime Units' in all force areas. After the briefing, Carter is told that he had been selected to head up the one for his force. With involvement in only major incidents, he is told that he is responsible to his Commanding officer and only him. Carter is told to go away and select a handpicked team from all CID personnel. Carter's life gets turned upside down by the case of a lifetime as he and his loyal team employ brains, instinct, and guts to uncover and bring down a drug and prostitution conspiracy of a grand scale. Alongside this whirlwind police adventure, Carter's Storey also reveals the civilian Carter, the man who falls in love with a beautiful young woman and discovers what it is to have a life outside of the job. The long and twisty tale of Carter's investigation into drug smuggling and human trafficking. Carter encounters acts of sexual depravity involving minors abducted from the streets of Liverpool, with an unsavoury care staff officer supplying potential victims. Carter and his team are met by a wall of conspiracy, murder of major proportions, involving officers from his own force assisting the drug ring of capital villains. Ups and downs abound as Carter and his team overcome obstacles and refuse to be beaten.