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A local businessman’s plane crashes into bogland killing all three occupants… Galway’s detectives investigate.
It’s not long before experts establish that the small aircraft’s engine had been tampered with. From dealing with a tragic accident, senior DI Maureen Lyons is suddenly launching a murder inquiry.
The initial police investigation centres on the pilot, the local property development tycoon, Gerald Fortune. The other occupants, Fortune’s daughter, Emma, and his architect, are seen as unfortunate bystanders.
It turns out that Fortune did not always play fair, and many individuals were left out of pocket by his business dealings. But was that enough to kill? Could there be a different motive at work?
The police inquiries set off a chain of events that lead to an assault, a kidnapping and a whole load of intrigue. Who would go to such lengths to see off the plane’s occupants? Who was the real target? And why?
This could be the hardest investigation yet for Maureen Lyons and her team. And she’ll have to light a fire under the sleepy west coast Garda to catch the killer.