A vicious robbery at a secluded Brighton mansion leaves its
elderly occupant dying, and millions taken in valuables. But, as
Detective Superintendent Roy Grace, heading the enquiry, rapidly
learns, there is one item, of priceless sentimental value, that her
powerful family care about, above all else. And they are fully
prepared to take the law into their own hands, and do anything,
absolutely anything, to get it back.
Within days, Grace finds himself following a murderous race
against the clock that leads him from the shady antiques world of
Brighton, across Europe and back in time to the New York waterfront
gang struggles of 1922, chasing a killer driven by the power of one
man''s greed and another man''s fury.