When a man stumbles from a forest in France to report a triple homicide a mystery begins.
The man in question, Sam Forrest, purports to be merely a self employed courier on a cycling holiday but background checks with British police reveal him to have historical links with the criminal underworld.
The detective leading the investigation, Monsieur Deschamps, is experienced enough not to jump to obvious conclusions yet he senses Forrest has not revealed all. As the evidence mounts against the suspect the French detective comes under pressure to make a quick arrest, but his natural instinct to uncover truth persuades him to continue his enquiries. It is a decision laden with consequence, a decision which produces startling results.
Deschamps thought he’d seen everything in life. But then he’d never met anyone quite like Sam Forrest.