A young boy finds a body on a deserted Scottish beach. DS West searches for absconded DI Munro to help track down the killer.
Left to her own devices Detective Sergeant Charlie West struggles with the responsibility of a full-blown murder investigation when a man is pushed off a cliff.
Veteran crime-solver Detective Inspector Munro has disappeared having blown up his own house to remove a nemesis from a line of inquiry.
Not ready to have her apron strings severed so soon, West eventually finds Munro who reluctantly agrees to shed the light of his wisdom on what might be the Ayrshire detectives' most challenging case yet.
Once the police have discovered the identity of the dead man, and established his demise was definitely the result of foul play, the race is on to hunt down the murderer.
Given the victim's links to a local drug ring there is no shortage of suspects, yet few of them are willing to share their knowledge with the police.
Can Munro and West see through an elaborate ruse before the killer strikes again?
TALION is the sixth book to feature these detectives.