Dublin in the 1950s. Eighteen-year-old Eamonn Farrell has been sentenced to death
for shooting a policeman. Ireland has no hangman, so the English executioner has
been hired to do the job.
Carrying his equipment in a brown leather case, an anonymous figure leaves home in
the English Midlands and sets off for Ireland. Will he reach the gaol and execute
Farrell? Or will Farrell's supporters get to him first?