An unlikely armed robber, Joe Gorman sticks up a Glasgow bookies. He fires his luger pistol in the air to deter an assailant. This has sinister and unexpected consequences. From then on he is GBP9000 richer but becomes a fugitive from gangsters, the Glasgow police and Basil Billings, the famous London private eye. Read on to discover how Gorman fares as he is assisted by his trout obsessed companions, the Hill Fishers of Kilpatrick. Forget Rebus and Taggart for a while, and step into the angst-ridden world of Detective Inspector McCutcheon. Join Gorman in his quest to resolve the conundrums of his existence, in relation to his various obsessions: quarks, cosmology and chaos theory, and buses.