Can it be true? Has the Fat Man really sung?
Caught in the blast of a huge Semtex explosion, the only thing preventing Superintendent Andy Dalziel from stepping through Death's door might be his own size (and indomitable willpower).
As he lies on a hospital bed, it falls on DCI Peter Pascoe to seek justice for Andy. The security services have written it off as an accident – the terrorist suspects have paid for their clumsiness with their lives.
Who, then, are the Knights Templar, a shadowy extremist conspiracy known to exact summary public justice on their enemies? Pascoe is certain of a conspiracy and the attempted murder of Yorkshire Police's most inept officer only convinces him further.
But if the plot is complex, the climax will prove astounding...