A man falls to his death in Western Scotland. From a distance another man watches. He approaches the body, tucks a book into the dead man's pocket, and leaves. When the Scottish police show visiting detective chief inspector Domenic Jejeune the book, he recognises it as a call for help.
Back in Saltmarsh the brutal murder of a researcher has everyone looking at the man's controversial studies as a motive. But Sergeant Danny Maik believes a huge cash incentive being offered for the research may play a crucial role. With their chief superintendent blocking every attempt to interview the project's uberwealthy owners, Jejeune and Maik must work together to find their answers. But will the men's partnership survive?
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