The night of April 13th, 1793 proved unlucky for at least two people. Dr Adam Bascom was thrown from his horse to lie injured, unconscious and alone on a remote country roadway. Barely a mile away, another man thrust the body of the young woman he had just murdered as far under a hedge as he could. Thus begins one of Adam Bascom’s most demanding and complicated mysteries.
Trapped at home by his injuries, Adam must find ways to use his friends and family as his eyes and ears as he uncovers the solution to a series of local murders and a plot to destabilise the country as it awaits the threatened invasion by the French revolutionary government.