1861. Constable Faro is heading home to Orkney, pursuing a private investigation into the mysterious drowning of an ex-colleague's relative, champion swimmer Dave Claydon.
Was this an accident or does Claydon's death have a sinister connection with missing artefacts recovered from the Armada galleon sunk off Spanish Cove? At Scarthbreck Faro's mother is determined to find him a wife, and this Lammastide the legend of the seal king's annual claim of a human bride becomes reality.
Faro's holiday and his original secret mission turn into a nightmare.
With himself as the crime suspect in a girl's disappearance, he is in deadly danger, his life threatened by circumstances beyond his control.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 384 pages
- Publisher: Allison & Busby
- Publication Date: 26/03/2012
- Category: Historical mysteries
- ISBN: 9780749040277
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