Escaping to America from the turmoil of her life back in Edinburgh, DI Jim Meldrum's daughter, Betty, is swept off her feet by a handsome man from back home.
A whirlwind romance quickly culminates in marriage. But what are the secrets he is hiding? Handsome and rich, but still a mystery, has Betty married a monster?
Meanwhile, back in Edinburgh, Jim Meldrum is feeling the strain of working on a high profile case.
A businessman's wife is missing and, Jim suspects, has become a victim of foul play.
As Meldrum investigates the businessman's past, he uncovers facts that seem to connect this case to a number of unsolved rapes...