Spraining an ankle is rarely a stroke of luck, but for Lindsay Gordon, the injury is her introduction to young freelance journalist Rory McLaren and the opening of a new chapter in her life.
Rory's invitation to work alongside her is irresistible.
From there it is just a short step to political corruption and other stories all welcome distractions from Lindsay's home problems.
But when a local car-dealer's stepson is kidnapped, Lindsay and Rory trade journalism for detection.
The trail leads them to St Petersburg and a dangerous snatch-back operation.
It becomes clear that they have stumbled into a bigger, more violent piece of business than either of them could have guessed; one that will test Lindsay to her limits.