As the summer of 2012 draws to a close, the Olympic goodwill sweeping Suffolk can't last. Murder is in the air. A brooding menace takes hold of a film production near Stowmarket. Lives are put at risk, and Nick, the on-set carpenter, is blamed. Chrissie, an old colleague, helps out, but she, too, is struggling with her own responsibilities of taking on a business partnership. Networks of deceit are uncovered by Matt, a part-time Internet people-tracer, as a memorabilia scam unfolds.
Former students, bound by their connections to Utterly Academy, come together - one of the four dies. Nick finds himself in the frame again, and a murder quickly follows. DI Clive Merry discovers that crush can take on a whole new meaning for his witnesses.
The action moves across East Anglia, from Stowmarket and Diss to Aldeburgh and Orford Ness; Bury St. Edmunds to Grundisburgh and Ipswich.
This is the sixth book in the Utterly Crime series of novels. It stands alone but follows many of the characters seen previously.