When secrets resurface, the past reaches out...
2004 - The discovery of a skeleton in the Liverpool docklands unearths long buried secrets. Reporter Anne is keen to prove herself and dives into the case with abandon. There she finds Michael, an old Irish caretaker who knows far more than he’s letting on and may have a connection to the body.
Meanwhile, Vinny is starting a postgrad degree, researching Liverpool’s immigrant history and a burgeoning Scouse identity. But Vinny has been neglecting his own family history and stranger Michael might know about his father's disappearance in the 70s.
1955 - Escaping violence in Ireland and fresh off the boat, Michael falls in with Wicklow boys Jack and Paddy, who smuggle contraband through the docks, putting them at odds with unions while they rally the dock workers against the rackets and the strikebreakers. A story of corruption, secret police, and sectarianism slowly unravels. But will the truth out?
As the conflict heightens, Michael questions the life sprawling out ahead of him, while in the present, Anne races to solve the mystery, but is she prepared for what she’ll find?