"Brodie Farrell has made many significant discoveries while working as a modern-day treasure hunter, but none of them turned her life upside down the way that finding she's unexpectedly pregnant will. She has already separated from her partner, the prickly and professional Detective Superintendent Jack Deacon: a new baby is a complication both of them could have done without." "And Deacon has another woman in his life: Detective Inspector Alix Hyde of the Serious Organised Crime Agency. She's on the trail of Dimmock's most elusive criminal - and one-time friend of Deacon's - Terry Walsh, who has a habit of springing surprises of his own." "Not for the first time, keenest to help - with Brodie's business as well as with sorting out her life - is her best friend Daniel Hood. But soon Daniel too is preoccupied, with the well-being of young Noah Selkirk, who seems to be collecting more bruises than is reasonable even for a twelve-year-old boy. He's from a well-respected local family - Noah's mother runs a charity, his father is a solicitor. Terry Walsh's solicitor." "As their various entanglements weave together in complex patterns, all those involved have to face the consequences of their own mistakes. But it's the flaws that make all of us human - and perhaps, ultimately, that make us stronger."--BOOK JACKET.