Many years ago, Chief Constable H.R.F. Keating coerced a woman into a false confession of murder. Now her attorney, Deborah Brooke, unaware of his part in the injustice, asks him to help free her client. It becomes even harder for Constable Keating to fess up, once he begins an affair with Brooke.
Must a "good detective" try to right the wrongs he has inadvertantly brought about? Like forcing a woman into confessing to a murder it turns out, 15 years later, she didn't commit? Much-honored writer, H.R.F. Keating, has produced a masterpiece of a novel--part mystery and part psychological thriller and all wrapped up in moral dilemma.