Detective Superintendent Roy Grace has found the killer - hasn't he? A beautiful socialite is dead. Grace's leading suspect, her husband, was sixty miles away when she died, but all other evidence points to him. Has someone stolen his identity or is he simply a very clever liar? Grace's investigation and his budding new relationship are derailed after a reported sighting of his wife, Sandy, who has been missing for nine years. Grace desperately tries to cast light on the truth in both cases as his emotional turmoil - and the body count - grows . . .