|A love triangle turned deadly sends Scotland Yard Inspector Ian Rutledge to Hampton Regis, a small harbor town that simmers with secrets. Accused of beating the husband of a woman who jilted him, Rutledge's former trenchmate takes her hostage to escape arrest, and he demands Rutledge prove his innocence.|
From the Publisher:
Summoned to a small harbor town by a former trenchmate who has been falsely accused of assaulting an ex-lover's husband, Scotland Yard Inspector Ian Rutledge is reminded of an affair from his own past and is forced to investigate a bizarre coincidence. Reprint.