'She thinks it's all behind her, that she and photographer Steve can start a serene new life together now her nemesis the manic Martin Barclay is dead. Just two phone calls shatter journalist Annie Bryce's illusions.
Nightmares are triggered when the English detective on the Barclay case seeks her help to find his daughter, missing in Australia. Then a minor research job suddenly turns toxic: Annie is mired in a maze of old crimes and new conundrums as she heads west with Inspector Harold Mason to follow a tenuous lead to his daughter - and go on the run to escape deadly danger.
At the world-famous dinosaur digs in outback Queensland the quest for prehistoric fossils interweaves with the search for the girl, and for the shocking truth about that toxic research. Violence erupts after secrets buried deep in history are finally unearthed. How far will Annie go to reclaim the serenity she craves?' (Publisher's blurb)