Ten-year-old Amy Birkbeck is checking her bat boxes late one cold January evening in the woods by her house.
She witnesses something no child should ever see—a group of men rolling a body into the deep pool of the disused old clay pit.
Meanwhile, DCI Sophie Allen’s team is falling apart.
Local officer—and suspected bent copper—DS Stu Blackman is missing.
And new recruit, DC Tommy Carter, is knocked off his bike in a serious hit and run.
Then a second body is found in the disused clay pit. And it seems the dead man is connected to a suspected arms dealer . . .