The dead woman perched atop a 700 foot cliff, high above the pounding Irish surf, is a local lass who emigrated to America. She is found with two passports, a pistol, and $US27,000 in her coat pocket.
The brutality of May Quirk's murder - and the death of her unborn child - haunts Chief Superintendent Peter McGarr of the Special Crimes Unit. What was it that brought her home to County Clare to die? Determined to find out, McGarr's investigation takes him to the twisted core of a deadly conspiracy centred on money, madness and lethal politics.