Costa del Sol, Spain: He wakes up screaming, a bullet in his head and his body buried in a shallow grave. He has no memory of life before this moment, just a single clue to the past: Crumpled in his pocket is a ticket to a bullfight, a phone number on the back. Maybe it will unlock the answers he needs. Or maybe it will be a brutal reminder that some lives are better left forgotten. Because as his luck would have it, the ticket leads to British drug runners and their gangster bosses who don’t take kindly to dead men walking around. Now they’re hot on his trail, threatening the family and friends he barely remembers yet will kill to protect. If it’s a fight they want, it’s a fight they’ll get.
Richie, a man fresh out on licence and, desperate for money to support his new family, agrees to pick up a converted air pistol for local drug dealer Goose. When Richie is beaten up and robbed, he's forced to retrieve the gun, as well as question his career choice.
Shuggie Boyle is a changed man. Which is why, after serving four years for armed robbery, he's skipped his licence and jacked a pensioner's car. He is heading back to his ex-girlfriend’s house to retrieve the stash from the robbery. Happiness for Shuggie is only a few grand and a few thousand miles away - the journey from California (in Falkirk) to California (in America).