"...a dark, personal journey with convincingly raw emotions and a protagonist who is digging beyond rock bottom."
Gus Dury is back on the drink. Big time. While in hospital after a hit-and-run accident, his best friend, Hod, asks him to investigate the ritual, on-campus hanging of an Edinburgh University student. The official verdict is death by erotic asphyxiation but the victim's mother, a high-profile actress is not buying it and she has promised a large reward.
Gus is desperate for money so he goes undercover at the university, taking a janitor's job, and soon uncovers a similar ritualistic hanging which took place in the 70s. Few of the students are prepared to talk about it - until another one of their group turns up dead by the same method. But Gus now moves into very dangerous waters as he begins to discover what and who is really behind it all - and he becomes the next target for the executioner.