Aiden and Freya Hoynes are the golden couple of British politics. Aiden resigns from cabinet in a failed leadership bid thwarted by his best friend Bruce Babbish. In the cabinet reshuffle, Freya is appointed to cabinet, whilst Aiden returns to the back benches and a life of political obscurity. Finally out of her husband's shadow, Freya is forced to choose between her own career ambitions and publicly supporting her husband.
Driven by a desire to avenge his own downfall, Aiden plots against his old friend Bruce. He is also spending more time at home looking after the children and particularly their Asperger's son, Noah. As he sits on the side-lines watching his wife's meteoric rise, Aiden is increasingly consumed with jealousy and paranoia. Unable to accept his wife's new-found success or forgive her betrayal, Aiden begins to plot Freya's downfall as well as Bruce's.
Aiden has to defend himself in an embarrassing sex scandal that threatens to derail any chance of a political comeback and also further threatens his marriage. As he wrestles both back from the brink he discovers Freya has been less than honest about her whereabouts and the time she is spending with Bruce.