"… well worth unplugging the phone and immersing yourself…"
Tim Harding is asked to do a favour for a friend. All he has to do is to represent him at an auction to buy an old family ring which had allegedly been stolen by a family member. It couldn't be simpler. Buy the ring that nobody else is interested in and Tim would be back at home in Monte Carlo within a few days. The night before the auction is due, someone steals the ring. Also, during his stay in Penzance, Tim finds rumours that surround his friend from when he used to live in the area. A rumour that he was responsible for a diving accident of a young woman reporter who nearly drowned while diving at the site of an old ship that had capsized 300 years before. She never awoke from the coma she was in.
Soon Tim is caught up with more tragic deaths and a mystery that involves a ship that sunk in 1707 and the ring that was ripped from the finger of the captain of that same vessel, HMS Association. So what is causing all those ripples across the centuries and now threatening people in present day Penzance? Can Tim find out before he is next on the list to be eliminated?