Successful defense barrister William Travers thought he was done with the stresses of London murder cases. Yet he risks his family’s quiet country life when he undertakes the defense of an old friend accused of murder. Travers also faces trouble near home when a police detective with a grudge investigates a local killing.
Travers learns more about his friend Martin’s murder case, discovering what may be a conspiracy involving oil and money. Detective Wenborn, investigating the killing near Travers’s home, unearths a different yet equally lethal conspiracy. Meanwhile, Travers’s wife, Jane, identifies a diamond in the rough among her students.
While Travers uncovers more clues unraveling the conspiracy around Martin’s case, Detective Wenborn makes a vital connection between the rural murder and Travers himselfand the barrister’s withdrawal from homicide cases. Jane’s prize student turns out to have a dark past to balance his bright talent.
While the case against Martin becomes stronger, the implications of the conspiracy grow as well. Detective Wenborn’s investigation heats up, but so does his personal conflict. Jane’s student runs afoul of Wenborn’s detective work, with shocking consequences.
Travers makes the last connections in probing the conspiracy, affecting Martin’s murder case and changing his own life forever. Wenborn resorts to blackmail and frame-ups to close his investigation, targeting Travers and bringing the troubled barrister face-to-face with his own shadowy past.
“Mesmerizing” The Observer(UK)
“Cleverly multi-layered cop drama” The People(UK)
“Terrific” The Daily Telegraph (UK)
“A web of storytelling so captivating, it’s criminal” The Mail on Sunday