Henry Bane is dead. Long Live Henry Bane, his son.
It�s Manchester, 1998, and the funeral party is interrupted by a woman from Bane�s past. R�is�n is back in Manchester and back in Bane�s life after an eight-year absence � inconvenient for Jan, his latest flame. R�is�n has brought a wounded boyfriend with her � and a lot more trouble is following them up north.
Meanwhile, a Yardie who goes by the name of �Hagfish� wants to take over the local ganglords� territory with Mary, his terrifying weapon of choice. It�s Hagfish against Bane in a new turf war: a war that will claim lives and cement vendettas. Bane tries to honour loyalties, old and new, but this quickly leads to more bloodshed, and a full-blown gang war reignites. It�s a conflict steeped in half-forgotten history: a history that Bane and his onetime lover, R�is�n, are forever tied to � and which ties them together.
With Chamber Music, Tom Benn has written an electrifying noir novel about lost loves, stolen drugs and dragons � a street soundtrack to Manchester�s underworld, where anyone could have a gun with a bullet for Bane in the chamber.