St Andrews, Scotland. Maintenance works on the famous Old Course golf links uncover the remains of a body in a shallow grave, with two bullet holes in the skull. DNA confirms the victim to be Rab Shepherd, the missing brother of Scotland’s late crime patriarch, Jock Shepherd. But Rab pulled out of the family business over twenty years ago, and moved to Australia where he allegedly lived an honest and wealthy life. This body proves otherwise.
Why was Rab killed? And who would risk killing him knowing he was big Jock’s brother?
DCI Andy Gilchrist and his associate, DS Jessie Janes, are assigned to the murder investigation, and soon uncover a trail of executions and torture, treachery and betrayal, and ultimately a gangland secret so powerful it could shake the UK government to its core…