Bob Skinner faces a complex case of murder and organised crime in this absorbing crime thriller. In Edinburgh's old Parliament House, an armed robbery trial is about to take a macabre turn.
While the lawyers tussle over the evidence, the judge suddenly collapses in agony - the victim of an apparent heart attack.
For Deputy Chief Constable Bob Skinner, with his life finally back on track after the near-collapse of his marriage, this is the last thing he needs.
But as the wave of brutal robberies continues, it emerges that Lord Archergait's death may have been murder - and he's not the only judge whose life is in danger.
With a gang of ruthless killers still at large, it's down to Skinner to piece together a puzzle of sinister complexity.