Cape Town. Police captain MAT JOUBERT used to be the best, solved every crime, got every killer. But that was a year ago, before his wife LARA was murdered while working undercover. Mat`s been on a downward spiral ever since, haunted by a blurred past, uncertain which role he played in the murder of his wife. Now Mat is an out of shape chain smoker who is ambivalent about the crime-ridden world around him. But his new colonel is demanding full physical and mental conditioning for all cops, Mat included. Joubert has six months to shape up or ship out. This means: exercise, nutrition counseling, psychotherapy. Additionally, Mat is assigned a new partner, SANCTUS SNOOK, who is a former colleague of his wife Lara. Mat instinctively does not like the sleek ex-elite cop and has a hard time believing the pairing up is a coincidence.