Bonfire Night! The 400 year old tradition of burning the straw effigy is beginning. The torch extends...but it's no mock figure at the end of the rope. It's the body of a man... Brenna Taylor, Derbyshire CID, is assigned to the case on a team of detectives under DCI Geoffrey Graham. It is the chance she's been waiting for, and she's anxious to impress him. Most villagers in Upper Kingsleigh, England suspect an outsider as the killer. But when the frost-covered body of a resident is discovered, apprehension shifts. The Brenna becomes the target of a series of unpleasant pranks--the works of a harassing male colleague, or a deadly warning to leave the case? Her hunt is personal now.