Tim and Rachel Hendon are riding high on an ideal marriage and growing political success. Tim is already in the Cabinet, and as they celebrate yet another election victory, they have no idea that they are on the eve of a nightmare that is going to totally devastate their lives.
After a high-profile murder, Katherine Sumner has disappeared. Is she the killer? Or will the information she has on top government officials make hers the next body to turn up on the coroner's table?
Certain that Katherine is alive and in hiding, acclaimed reporter Laurie Forbes joins forces with Rachel Hendon to search out the truth behind one of the World's most secretive and dangerous organisations.
The fatal shooting of charismatic 38-year-old Tim Hendon, his political party's deputy leader and cabinet member, propels this enjoyable if overloaded romantic suspense follow-up to 2010's Silent Truths and Strange Allure. Tim's devastated wife, Rachel, a former investigative journalist, is horrified to learn that the chief murder suspect is her husband's missing lover and campaign manager, American Katherine Sumner. The discovery that Tim had $4 million in a Swiss bank account adds to her woes. Could Tim have been involved with Franz Koehler, the ruthless head of Phraxos, a private Swiss equity firm specializing in defense industry investment? Intrepid reporter Laurie Forbes assists Rachel in finding Katherine and digging out the truth. Spice is provided by an over-the-top erotic twist involving Rachel's sister, Anna, and Anna's film director husband.