In London's austere post-war years, Andy Dempsey's childhood and adolescence are blighted by poverty and dysfunctional parents. Yet his youthful determination soon thrusts him into the glamorous world of film and TV as an actor, where he hob-nobs with A-list starts ad appears in James Bond and other movies as well as TV series. But Drugs are a big part of the fame game and, after years of dealing, Andy is arrested in a blaze of publicity in 1984, sparked by his connections with the pleasure-loving Princes Margaret whose hedonistic lifestyle was the subject of much media speculation. Described by newspapers and a supplier of cocaine 'by royal appointment', his revelations about this episode in his life provide a shocking new insight into the relationship between the Queen's sister, her Kensington Palace friends, the gangster John Bindon, the Caribbean island of Mustique and the way the Establishment looks after its own. After his arrest, Andy maintained his code of silence, despite police offers of leniency, and money from newspapers, if he talks.
His decision to reveal all now is motivated not by money but by the unjust fate of his son, Jack, one of the many victims of the perverse law of Joint Enterprise which sentenced him to life in prison for a murder he did not commit. Incensed by his experiences of so-called British justice, Andy has decided not to take his secrets to the grave. The result of that decision is both shocking and disturbing.