Rebecca Navarro, best-selling authoress of Regency romances, suffers a paralysing stroke. Assisted by her nurse, Rebecca plans her revenge on her unfaithful husband. But will Freddy Royle, hospital trustee, celebrity and necrophiliac, thwart those plans? Dave Thornton, soccer thug, has lost his heart to flawed beauty Samantha Worthington. Together they go in search of the man who marketed the drug that crippled her - in order to cripple him. Lloyd from Leith has a transfiguring passion for the unhappily married Heather. Together they explore the true nature of house music and chemical romance. Will their ardour fizzle and die in the grim backstreets of Edinburgh, or will it ignite and blaze like a thousand suns?
Three tales of the vicissitudes of love, by the author of "Trainspotting" and "Shallow Grave". "Lorraine Goes to Livingston" features an authoress who suffers a stroke; "Fortune's Always Hiding" is a corporate drug romance; "The Undefeated" is set in the grim backstreets of modern Edinburgh.