Jim, a downtrodden little storeman, escapes a horrendous marriage and stultifying job to rediscover himself and avenge the death of his two closest friends.
This is the story of Jim. A more-than-ordinary nobody trapped in a nightmarish marriage and a dead end job. How can he escape a life of such futility? A chance win on a lottery wins him a holiday in Spain - where he meets an old friend, Dick, and Sally, a recent widow of an ex-gangster. She is the owner of a villa and they agree to caretaker it for her. But this idyllic triumvirate is shattered when Dick and Sally die tragically in a motor accident.
But is it an accident? Jim suspects murder and that the culprit is Sally’s first husband - the psychopathic Sir Robert Barnes. Together with a mysterious ex-pat American hippy called Keith, Jim decides to avenge the death of his friends.