Lieutenant-Commander Philip Hepburn unwittingly uncovers the seedy underbelly of Aberlady Bay in this thrilling adventure from acclaimed Scottish historical fiction author, Nigel Tranter.
A stealthy fishing-boat, blacked-out in the dead of night, and strange blinking lights on the shores of Aberlady Bay add up to a mystery that Lieutenant-Commander Philip Hepburn can't ignore.
Following a chance sighting of the elusive vessel while on shore-leave, and a violent encounter with some shady characters on the desolate salt-marsh, Philip is drawn into investigating the sinister goings-on in the bay. He and his newfound companion, feisty local girl Trisha Denholm, stumble across something neither of them expected to find and uncover a criminal conspiracy in sleepy East Lothian.
'One of Scotland's most prolific and respected writers' The Times
He has an amazingly broad grip of Scottish history - Daily Telegraph
One of Scotland's most prolific and respected writers - The Times
An accomplished writer of compelling and unforgettable historical novels - She magazine
Through his imaginative dialogue, he provides a voice for Scotland's heroes - Scotland on Sunday
Tranter's popularity lies in his knack of making historical events immediate and exciting - Historical Novels Review
An informative, entertaining read - Daily Examiner
He treats history with respect - Financial Times