When two murders occur in the sleepy village of Shepton Mallet, it seems like a straight forward case for Inspector Wesley. However, things become more complex when someone living at Melcham Hall isn't who she claims to be.
Wesley calls upon his friend, private investigator David O'Hara for assistance who uncovers a history of fraud and corruption dating back centuries.
It's only when a sweet old lady disappears do things take on a dramatic twist. Wesley has to use all his experience of human nature to fathom out who is behind this web of deceit..