Slade is the Detective Chief Inspector currently in charge of the police station in South Beach. A sleepy coastal town situated one hours drive from central London. It is a freezing cold November night as three friends, hopefully embarking on a successful new business venture set off from home. They have an appointment on a desolate trading estate on the outskirts of this coastal town. It is nearly Christmas and a time of good cheer to all men (if only). A demented knife wielding maniac is on the loose. DCI Slade, his anchor man Sergeant Dobbs and a dedicated team of officers attempt to stop this maniac before more bloodied mayhem erupts. The race is on.