'For eighteen years, the hole in Mark Strelitz's memory has concealed the truth: that he was the driver of a car in which a young woman died. Now he needs to set things right, his very public resignation from parliament forcing the reopening of the case that saw his mate Gil charged for the accident.
Not much would drag investigative reporter Jennifer Barrett back to the small town of Dungirri - except new questions about her cousin's death. She knows too well the whiff of corruption and cover-up, and she's determined to find the truth behind Mark's startling revelations. He'd been a close friend in her youth, but that was long ago and people can change.
Her first stop is Mark's homestead outside the town, but despite the sound of movement inside, no-one answers the door. At the back of the house, she finds evidence of a break in - and a fire spreading quickly. Who is trying to keep him silent and stop the investigation before it even begins?' (Publisher's blurb)