A series of killings of bank managers has London in a turmoil, all the way up to Parliament. And the killer regularly calls about his handiwork, but only to a street-wise, and usually rather tipsy, radio reporter, about to be sacked for his habitual irreverence toward his station and the BBC. And while everything seems to point to a lead singer of a rock group famous for the "In The Red" music which has been connected to the killings, in typical British mystery fashion, there are also other sub-plots to be considered.
A serial killer has begun murdering bank managers. BBC radio crime correspondent George Cragge gets involved after fielding calls from the killer while broadcasting on Radio 4.
After murdering an MP in the House of Commons, the killer makes a veiled threat to Cragge on air.
The mysterious Andrew James is "fast-tracked" to an Old Bailey trial for the Bank Manager murders.