When Detective Inspector Joseph Rafferty visits his local pub for a quick drink, he's looking to forget his troubles. His ex-fiancée, Abra, is still refusing to talk to him, and he's losing hope of a reconciliation. But then, after a very public argument, a man is found stabbed to death in the pub's car park.
What at first appears to be an open and shut case quickly becomes a lot more complex. The witnesses all plead alcohol-induced memory loss, and Rafferty's sidekick Dafyd Llewellyn isn't helping either - casting doubt on all of Rafferty's conclusions.
As Rafferty wrestles with the case, he also has to wrestle with Abra's determination to avoid their problems. Soon, he is in despair on both counts.
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