Sweet Gum : Evil haunts the alleys and archways of North London: the Meatman is about to begin his grisly work. But for now things are looking up for the Firm's young fixer Eugene Burnside. The Faron Brothers have earmarked Eugene for bigger and better things - and everyone knows the Farons are 'the Firm'. On the domestic front, things are not so sweet. Little sister Simone is a star turn at SweetHearts lap-dancing club - not a great career choice in Eugene's view. While she shimmies and grinds nights, mum Gladys is left in charge of Simone's six-year-old son. Eugene is worried: he's not a nice child - disturbed isn't the half of it. Then a SweetHearts girl goes missing. The Meatman's murderous odyssey has begun . . .