Gemma James & Duncan Kincaid #14
Featuring: Detective Inspector Gemma James; Rebecca Meredith; Duncan Kincaid
New York Times bestselling author Deborah Crombie makes her
mark with this absorbing, finely hued tale of suspense—a
deeply atmospheric and twisting mystery full of deadly
secrets, salacious lies, and unexpected betrayals involving
the mysterious drowning of a Met detective—an accomplished
rower—on the Thames.
When a K9 search-and-rescue team discovers a woman's body
tangled up with debris in the river, Scotland Yard
superintendent Duncan Kincaid finds himself heading an
investigation fraught with complications. The victim,
Rebecca Meredith, was a talented but difficult woman with
many admirers—and just as many enemies. An Olympic contender
on the verge of a controversial comeback, she was also a
high-ranking detective with the Met—a fact that raises a
host of political and ethical issues in an already sensitive
To further complicate the situation, a separate
investigation, led by Detective Inspector Gemma James,
Kincaid's wife, soon reveals a disturbing—and possibly
related—series of crimes, widening the field of suspects.
But when someone tries to kill the search-and-rescue team
member who found Rebecca's body, the case becomes even more
complex and dangerous, involving powerful interests with
tentacles that reach deep into the heart of the Met itself.
Surrounded by enemies with friendly faces, pressured to find
answers quickly while protecting the Yard at all costs, his
career and reputation on the line, Kincaid must race to
catch the killer before more innocent lives are
lost—including his own.