Traumatised by a tour of duty in Iraq, Richard Gaunt's life has collapsed around him. His childhood sweetheart is gone, and even debt-collecting jobs are beyond his reach. A late-night gambling session ends in a bet: can he walk to Oxford by ...
lunchtime the next day? Gaunt sets off, and as morning breaks his evening's winnings look set to double. But when men in a Jeep reverse into him, scooping him off the roadside, Gaunt enters a stranger world. Taken to a country house, he is kept hostage by a man with impeccable manners, Mr Khan. When the mysterious captor offers Gaunt ten thousand pounds to marry Adeena - a beautiful girl kept in the house against her will - he decides to accept. After initial suspicion, Adeena realises that Gaunt is her only chance, and the pair forge a plan of escape.