In a sequel to his award-winning A Sense of Honour, Roy French returns with another tale of the Raven, once the most feared of all paramilitary enforcers in Ireland.
Daniel Riordan is trying desperately hard to put his past behind him, but when his friends are killed in a house fire and the police believe it was accidental, Riordan must return to the arcane skills of his past, to the being that was the Raven, in order to uncover the truth.
The path, however, leads back to his former life, re-opening old, painful wounds and places his own life in jeopardy. He finds help from an unexpected source. John Waters, a commando from the elite Special Air Service, is tracking a notorious terrorist who has been contracted by the very people for whom Riordan is searching.
His quest is also very personal, totally unsanctioned, and in coming to Riordan's aid together they manage to lay old ghosts to rest.
Once again, French takes us on a wild ride from the dark mountains of Ireland, to the forests of British Columbia and on to the calm, blue waters of Cuba, the plot twisting and turning all the way.