"a top notch police procedural written with all the usual style and verve which fans of Peter James have come to love"
A violent robbery at a lonely Brighton mansion leaves an elderly woman fighting for her life. Millions of pounds' worth of valuables have been taken. As Detective Superintendent Roy Grace quickly learns, one priceless item holds immense sentimental value to her powerful family. They are prepared to go to any lengths to get it back.
Within days, Grace is racing against the clock, pursuing a murderous trail that leads him from the shady antiques world of Brighton, all the way to the waterfront struggles of 1920's New York, as he chases a killer driven by one man's greed and another's fury.