"The opening to the seventh DI Tony McLean novel is one of the most powerful and memorable I have ever read."
A body is found in a tree in the Meadows, Edinburgh's beautiful public park. The forensics suggests that the corpse has fallen from a height - but was it an accident or a shocking message?
The dead man had led quite a life - a disgraced ex-cop turned criminal kingpin and, most recently, the head of a celebrated charity.
As McLean investigates, his search takes him from the city's underworld - crossing paths with some of the most dangerous and the most vulnerable people in society - before taking him to the heart of a shadowy conspiracy stretching back years.