"..Bale has produced a high octane thriller where the stranger rides into town and saves the day."
Joe Clayton mistakenly assumed he'd escaped the dangers of his former career as an undercover policeman. One grey October morning, while working in a quiet Bristol suburb he overheard the voice of the man who had sworn to kill him. Within minutes Joe is running for his life.
He decides to go to the Cornish town of Trelennan, where an old colleague's widow now lives. However when he arrives at her door Diane Bamber reacts oddly to his arrival. Before long Joe has discovers that all is not what it seems in sleepy Trelennan.
One man controls the town and Leon Race does not welcome strangers who may upset his applecart: especially ex-cops who start investigating the disappearance of young women. Soon Joe finds himself going undercover once more, but as he delves into the secrets of Trelennan his own dark secret edges closer to catching up with him.