When a girl called Doris informs ghostwriter, Joe Tye, that someone has “stolen her
beautiful new breasts” and asks for his help, he is plunged into the dark and dangerous
worlds of people-trafficking and modern slavery.
At the same time as dealing with the amorous advances of the sixteen year-old daughter
of a gangster, who also happens to be his client, and navigating his way through
drug dens and backstreet clinics from Brighton to Manila, Joe is trying to be a responsible,
newly-divorced father to a young son who constantly does the unexpected – and then
things turn really ugly.
At the heart of everything sits Maisie, and her network of “Amazing Maids” – all
called Doris and all having their breasts stolen. But behind Maisie lie much more
powerful and sinister forces. People for whom other people’s lives are entirely expendable.
People who do not want Joe telling stories.