Rich, successful and married — with a beautiful mistress on the side — top Glasgow lawyer Michael Gibson is to all appearances an enviable man. On the inside, his life is falling apart. Philippa, his lover, is demanding a divorce, but his wife refuses to cooperate. Meanwhile, an event from his shady past threatens to resurface and wipe out everything he's achieved. Worst of all, the city's most notorious psychopath, Jack McFarlane a man whom Gibson has good reason to fear is about to be released from prison. When Gibson s wife goes missing, DCI Charlie Anderson has to establish if he's dealing with a case of abduction, suicide or murder. As events unfold against the uneasy streets of modern Glasgow, Anderson finds his renowned analytical skills seriously challenged.