Inspector Anderson is posted back to his home town. Once there he re-connects with a past that features Diane. He learns that his admiration for her was not one-sided. They travel a bumpy road to find a future together.
Aubrey Chatsworth is a patronising jerk who makes John's life miserable. Then John meets Aubrey's wife, Eve. Over time they form a strong connection based upon their shared dislike of Aubrey. The baddy loses and the victim's win.