What had Neil Robinson been about to tell journalist Jamie Dale? Whatever it was, it got them both killed, and Alec and his DCI are called away to help with the investigation. Jamie was an old friend of Naomi's, and now she is being harassed by phone calls seemingly from the dead journalist. With Alec away, Naomi turns to another old friend, Harry Jones, for help. Then the violence strikes close to home, and Alec is forced to question which side of the law he is actually on . . .