When murder strikes close to home, Dr Ruth Galloway is determined to find justice – without ending up in the firing line herself.

‘One of the most cinematic finales in recent crime fiction’ Daily Telegraph

Dr Ruth Galloway, forensic archaeologist, spends a lot of time looking at death. But now death has found her, with the news that her long-time friend and ex-colleague Dan Golding has been killed in a house fire.

Ruth’s grief soon turns to suspicion of arson when she receives a desperate…