Cleaver's descent to earth lands him straight into the clutches of a one-time mentor and now powerful criminal on the run, Edgar Thompson. Meanwhile Barney is adrift above the Pacific. Last seen dangling from a balloon drifting across the Sydney skyline, Cleaver Greene's decent to earth lands him straight into the clutches of a one-time mentor and now powerful criminal-on-the-run, Edgar Thompson. Meanwhile, his ballooning companion Barney, who was thought to be lost, miraculously turns up on a beach in New Zealand. But not before the Australian and NZ Navies have been called out at great expense to both. Thompson's return has not only Cleaver, but a few other people in high places feeling very nervous, including ex-Premier and now broadcaster Cal McGregor. Thompson also has sway with a certain highly-placed policewoman, so when Cleaver's protection officer is murdered - with ex-wife Wendy's help, he goes into hiding.