Millar's thoroughly stoic hero Toronto detective Inspector Sands uncovers a conspiracy while investigating a years-old car accident after the blind survivor claims that someone is trying to kill her.
The Heath family's wealth hasn't brought them happiness. One daughter, Kelsey, was blinded in a car accident, and the rest of the family tiptoes around her and avoids discussion of the tragedy that took her sight and the life of another passenger. But the passing years have only fermented the family's unhappiness.
When Kelsey is murdered, Inspector Sands is called in to investigate. His probing questions stir up a spider's nest of seedy underworld connections, vindictive lovers, and cold-blooded selfishness. It seems likely that Kelsey's murder is not the firstand as Sands gets closer to the trail of an arch villain, it becomes increasingly likely it won't be the last, either.