This was a totally captivating book from start to finish. Having previously read “A Small Betrayal” and “Restitution” by the same author, I had high expectations for the third book in the series about the trials and tribulations of Tom McClean. I was not disappointed. It was a real page turner and I managed to finish the book in double-quick time. It had all the elements I have now come to expect of a David Wynn novel – a thrilling storyline, attention to detail, historical and geographical observations and bags of action. I cannot wait for the next book in the series.