Recuperating in Cornwall after being injured in a terrorist attack, anti-terrorism officer DCI Ross O'Bryan discovers a dark secret. An unthinkable crime that somebody has attempted to cover up. Tasked with investigating, he soon finds himself immersed in a world of deception, police corruption and organised crime.
O'Bryan has his own dark secrets too. In a place where he has no alliances and is viewed with suspicion, it is only a matter of time before he is found out.
For so many years the dramatic and rugged coastline of Cornwall had been the scene to smuggling, deception and murder. Now, O'Bryan will find out how little has changed.

Divorce can be expensive, but when you have made your fortune skirting banking and financial conduct laws it can cost you a great deal more than money. Throw arms deals into the equation, and Michael Cartwright-Anderson cannot afford to have his affairs investigated. Humiliated and with vengeance in mind, he turns his thoughts to murder. But does the perfect murder exist?