Clink is a satirical novel about the people who run prisons. Following the death of a prisoner who has vanished into administrative limbo, the governor finds an investigation is underway, led by a man who has reason to hate him. Others are jostling for position; the medical officer, deputy governor (who wants his bosses job) and junior staff trying to survive. Meanwhile bodies are being exhumed, a Satanist is plotting and a prisoner is carrying out an important burglary for management. Will the governor survive the internal and external threats and can the prison manage to get through another day?