On their way home from a holiday in France, DC Sukey Reynolds and her colleague, Vicky Armstrong, observe a man who’s behaving suspiciously. Their suspicions are dismissed by their superiors. Then the man is killed in a road accident and enquiries show that he had links with a convicted drug dealer.
Meanwhile, DS Rathbone and Sukey are sent to deal with a gruesome incident: a woman's dismembered body has washed up on the shores of the Bristol Channel. As investigations proceed, the two separate lines of enquiry become increasingly complex.
Sukey's hunch that the cases are connected is brushed aside - but could a coded reference to a Greek god and a Chinese tattoo supply the missing piece of the puzzle?
©2009 Betty Rowlands (P)2010 Random House Audio