An afternoon at the races turns into disaster for Thomas Jennings as an attempt is made on the Prime Minister's life. While the press blame Al-Qaeda, Jennings isn't so sure and finds himself drawn into a complex web of lies as he takes up his new position at No.10 Downing Street. Meanwhile Stella Jones, still grieving for Stratton, is befriended by kind-hearted priest Father Pat Cronin, who helps her come to terms with her loss. But is he all that he seems? And what is the Vatican's interest in Stratton's missing body? Their stories combine as characters old and new continue their search for the ancient secrets of life, the universe and everything. With snaking twists and turns all the way this sequel to The Reiki Man will keep you guessing to the very last page and beyond.