Patrolling the Norfolk Broads as a Navigation Ranger is, to ex-Scotland Yard detective Jack Fellows, the perfect job.
That's until the cold hand of violent death touches even this idyllic corner of East Anglia. Murder on the Broads is rarer than a bittern, but the police soon have their man. Or have they? Jack is sure they've got it wrong and sets out to prove it. Amongst the tranquillity of this unique setting he discovers a simmering cauldron of the bitterness and deceit with suspects aplenty.
Relationships, livelihoods and reputations are in jeopardy, but whose will be sacrificed as he pursues the truth?