This novel is series of Di Hillary Greene series.The novel begins by David Merchant getting up and thinking that that today would be like a normal day. But he gets murdered. His burnt body is found in his back garden.Detective Hillary Greene is in charge of the case.
He has a son who does not come to claim the body. Also when the police go to search for him, he is to be found nowhere. Surprising David has not left a single penny to his son. According to two witnesses one has seen a man leaving the crime scene. The other has seen a woman.
David has a publishing house and a trust. There is also a partner whom Hillary suspects. There is also a trust fund set up by David father. The money was to be divided between the offspring of David Merchant and his wife.
Then there is the issue of Detective Mark Chang. He is threatened by a gang who tell him to tell them about any raids that the police will make on them.He is scared and does not know what to do.His parent's shop is attacked due to it.
This book has many turns and twist. But many questions are left unanswered. Though you won't be able to keep the book down. Since it has female detective many people are finding that good. Also it is easy to read. It is a book that i could not put down.