The story is set in Western Australia. WA is experiencing a financial boom due to the mining industries and oil exploration. Consequently, the tradesmen and blue collar workers can earn high salaries and out spend the established rich. Most high schools in Perth are private; increased wages mean the tradesmen can now buy a place for their children in the elite schools usually reserved for the children of a higher socioeconomic class. This creates turmoil and changes for all involved. The reader has a ring side seat to that drama as Anna Lennox braids it with her family life and her career as a forensic psychologist. The results are explosive as the varying degrees of criminality and the politics of the Ministry of Prisons and Corrections are exposed.