Germaine Johnson never met a pie chart she didn’t like. People? Not so much. So when she loses her job as senior mathematician and goes to work on the council’s Senior Citizen’s Helpline, it’s…

Well, let’s just say the bets thing about it is the free biscuits.

Then Mayor Verity Bainbridge approaches Germaine about something more interesting. A secret project involving the troublemakers at the senior citizens centre and their feud with the golf club next door. Which is run by the strangely attractive Don Thomas.

Don and the mayor want the seniors closed down. Germaine wants what Don and the mayor want. But when she’s forced to get to know the ‘troublemakers’—things get more complicated.