The heat is on for Bob Skinner, whose career hangs by a thread. A body found in the aftermath of a flood is identified as the hated brother whose existence he has kept hidden for years, and a flammable device destroys a valuable painting. As Skinner and his team tackle these crises, his wife Sarah finds comfort with an old college lover. Bob will need all his fearsome resources to sort out the tangled mess his life has become.
Quintin Jardine is also the author of the Oz Blackstone series.