David Blake is a worried man. He should be enjoying the high life now he’s Newcastle’s ‘Top Boy’. He lives in exiled luxury, while his brother Danny and trusted right-hand men, Palmer and Kinane, take care of business. The money is rolling in and Blake is sharing his life with the girl that he loves, Sarah Mahoney. Shame he had to murder her father to save his own skin but at least she doesn’t know anything about that.

Blake never wanted to be boss but who else is savvy enough to deal with all of the firm’s problems; like Braddock, the rogue drug dealer, who’s keeping too much of the take, and ‘The Turk’, Blake’s new source of ‘product’ who’s taken a million Euros down-payment on a shipment that never arrives. Newly-crowned Glasgow crime lord, Alan Gladwell, wants to do business with the firm but can Blake really trust the man whose brother he brutally murdered. Then there is the beautiful but troubled Simone, who chooses to work in one of the firm’s massage parlours when she is so much better than that.

When one of his men takes two bullets in the back and someone tries to kill him, Blake struggles to stay in control.

From the heroin-laced high rises of Newcastle to the seedy back streets of Bangkok, in a world of contract killers, corrupt politicians, bent detectives, coke snorting footballers, fixers, hookers and pimps, Blake is in a race against time to find his potential assassin and discover the truth in ‘The Damage’.