In his bespoke suit and flash Mercedes Jack is cut from pure East End cloth, a confident aristocrat amongst con men. Never lost for words, he lives off his wits; playing the short con game has been good to him. With edgy and charming right-hand man Steve, Jack runs a formidable team of quick-witted and clever con artists. This includes the sharp, sexy and streetwise Jenny and the "bloody hopeless", dope-smoking Goat. They all operate by the age-old mantra: "You can't cheat an honest man". Keeping the team on track and making sure Steve's mind is focussed on the play (not on Jenny's form) is the only trouble for Jack - until a simple job goes wrong and they are lumbered with a truck full of illegal immigrants. While most of the illegals scarper, two of them (a scruffy small girl and her frightened younger brother) are left in Jack's reluctant charge. What's worse, the Eastern European who organised the illegals sets out on a bloody vendetta, determined to wreak revenge for the loss of his precious cargo.