A Kesley and Lambert novel. Cannonbridge’s wealthiest and poorest are drawn into the complex web of DCI Kelsey and Sergeant Lambert’s investigations. The body of an old man is discovered in the garden of an abandoned house. There are no witnesses. There is no murder weapon. The victim is Harry Lingard, the hardworking owner of the council house he grew up in, who still fights for the rights of local tenants. Harry had made enemies in high and low places with his vigilantism, investigations into corruption and confrontations with government housing officials. Harry’s granddaughter Jill, obsessed with the glamour of her customers at the department store where she works, may not have been pleased when Harry refused to lend her money.