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On a cold winters evening, special agent David Hughes disappears. His sister contacts the local police saying he has been kidnapped. By whom she cannot say, but her brother has early stage Alzheimer’s and should not be out on such a cold bleak night.
Enter Inspector Celsius Daly who has drawn the short straw to drive out to Hughes’ remote farm to find the missing man, but there is something about the strange behaviour of Hughes’ sister that already starts alarm bells ringing.
Add to the mix the body of an ex-intelligence officer found on a remote island who has obviously been executed by others for past misdemeanours. And why was his obituary in the local newspaper before he had been killed?
Everything points back to the Troubles and the unjust killing of a man who may or may not have been an informer – and what part did both these men play in this drama of betrayal? Daly will find himself going back in time to bring together all the strands and hopefully stop more killings in the present.