Khokar is forced to retire after Gabriel rumbles that he had Petra try and kill Gatehouse. Gabriel is summoned by the retired Commander Penney who tells him that Counterpoint was a scheme set up to get dirty money from crooks via supposed laundering in order to finance police pensions. Wratten's discovery of this sealed his fate,thanks to the always trigger-happy ex-Secret Service man Gatehouse who was employed by Counterpoint. Beatty alerts Gabriel to Bede's deal with Babur and Ratallack but is not prepared for a change of plan. As villains fall out Gabriel goes to meet Gatehouse in a deserted rural location for a final showdown.
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[about Gabriel's son
Whatever you choose to tell him, we'll still make sure his every need is catered for. Because if there's one thing you can be absolutely assured of, Mrs. Gabriel: we always look after our own.