Iain Lewis is a complex man, a part time poet hacking out a living writing the occasional tv script from his small isolated cottage in Kintyre on the west coast of Scotland. One of the many complications in his life is that he still carries a torch for his one-time sweetheart, Carole, who has returned to the area with her husband to help run the family business. And it's after the funeral of Carole's mother that Iain's problems really begin. On his way back home, he interrupts what appears to be a break-in at his house. Only it's a break-in with a difference: the intruder hasn't taken anything. On the contrary, he's left something extremely valuable behind. And it's something that other people want back very badly...This is an atmospheric Scottish novel about a man caught up in mysterious criminal activities which take him from the isolation of life in remote Kintyre to the seamy streets of Glasgow and Edinburgh.