Novella, where DCI Steven Devine uses his position to exact revenge on bullies from his childhood before he retires. He is a cop who has used alternative methods to get to the position he occupies. He leaves the victims beaten and unconscious, and is shocked to be later called to investigate their murders. Devine reckons someone from his past is out to frame him. There is, however, another possibility, one he is keen to dismiss. When he was a youth he was saved from dangerous situations by a force- a force which he now suspects is back for a deadly pay-back.