In the midst of tackling her personal problems, DI Elizabeth Jewell investigates her biggest case, the investigation into the murder of top photographic model, Lily Jerome.
Within forty eight hours a second victim is discovered near an isolated farm and Jewell searches for a link between the two crimes. Plunged into the fashion industry's darker side with her colleague Sergeant Patterson she is criticised by the media for focusing on fashion photographer Miles Keaton as the prime suspect.
Eventually, ordered to halt the investigation into Keaton and his associates Jewell faces disciplinary action from her superior, Chief Superintendent Daly.
Nick Calbrain, a Canadian investigative journalist from Bristol is after a great story. As editor of a successful newspaper, he delves into the Jerome murder engineering a meeting with Jewell who he immediately finds attractive.
From then on, the two collaborate to solve the double mystery. However, for Jewell, pursuing the killer will change her life forever. With her career in jeopardy for breaking too many rules, she has nothing to lose, except maybe her life.