After the Cross affair, Callan finds himself persona non grata around the department, being rejected first by Meres, then by Lonely and Liz, and he is suspended from all duties and fired from the position of Hunter by Bishop.
Deciding that he might as well take a holiday he asks for his passport but when this is denied him he gets in touch with Lonely, who has contacts who might be able to provide him with another. Callan finds himself involved in a forged passport affair in the course of which a young University student, Paul West, is murdered. British Intelligence is also involved in this matter.
Ultimately, a new Hunter arrives on the scene and things return to normal, with Callan back in the field with Meres.
(Pictured at right is Edward Woodward as Callan with Anthony Valentine as Meres and William Squire as Hunter).