Whose side is the Law ? and detective Kerry Lake in particular ? on? Scout Pethor and his friend Matthew Gain were acquitted of the race-related murder of Angela Sabat, a black American girl. It's a judgement Angela's mother doesn?t accept. Still, you can?t be charged twice for the same crime ? can you? So there shouldn?t be anything for Kerry Lake to worry about. But the post-trial inquiry suggests that policeman Vic Othen, Lake's adulterous lover, might have been involved.