New Years day, 1950. A police detective has 24 hours to escape his past and the city which has him trapped. Glasgow, ‘The Big Smoke,’ is rebuilding after the war.  With industry booming, a bright new future has been promised by politicians.  But a change is coming with the rise of a political party who want national independence.  A high profile bank robbery has drawn the detective into that political storm.  With police corruption rife he finds his past creating repercussions which may alter the shape of the city forever.