1582, St Andrews. In the swell of a storm, a battered ship is wrecked in St Andrews harbour.
Aboard is a young Flemish sailor - the only survivor.
The cargo of the ship appears a welcome windfall but it soon brings devastation to the town as petty squabbling turns to hysteria and tragedy.
Hew traces the ship to its source in Ghent, where he uncovers a strange secret.
Unwilling to allow the law to take its course, he returns once more to the role of advocate and finds his deepest principles being tested to the core.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 320 pages
- Publisher: Birlinn General
- Publication Date: 05/03/2012
- Category: Historical mysteries
- ISBN: 9781846972188