A new Dr Lance Elliot mystery from the author of the John Eisenmenger and Helena Flemming series – October, 1975. When Dr Lance Elliot receives a call from his elderly father to say he has been arrested for arson, he can hardly believe it. Especially when he discovers that the intended victim was his father's neighbour, Oliver Lightoller, with whom his father has a long-running feud. But things take an even darker turn when Lightoller is slain with a sword, and the police seem certain that Lance and his father are involved. Can Lance get to the bottom of the mystery and prove their innocence?