The tense atmosphere Beth’s sister causes when she comes to stay is strained further by Lucy’s references to Beth’s inability to conceive.
When Lucy has a fatal accident, she leaves the legacy of her child, providing Beth’s only chance of motherhood.
But forces are bent on Beth remaining childless.
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“When you have eliminated the impossible whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth...” Arthur Conan Doyle
On the banks of the river Thames a massive new building is being completed. A stunning creation of glass and concrete that will be a new landmark on London's skyline. And people are dying because of it...
Dozens of mysterious unexplained accidents have claimed the lives of workmen during the construction and journalist Jessica Anderson is convinced that the owner of the building, a billionaire Russian businessman, knows more about the accidents than he is revealing.
Enlisting the help of a former colleague, Jess tries to investigate the shadowy industrialist but finds that far harder than she imagined.
Protected by a private security force and cocooned by his entourage, this powerful man proves to be as elusive as anyone she has ever known.
He values his privacy and seems willing to go to any ends to protect it. But what is he hiding?
As she delves into his background she discovers that one of his ancestors lived in London during the 1930's on the same site where the Crystal Tower was constructed and death and destruction surrounded that ancestor too. Is there a link between these two men? Jess is convinced
there is and when a series of horrific attacks and murders take place, perpetrated against men who want to stop the Russians next building project, she finds herself plunged into a maelstrom of fear and events that threaten not just her life but her very sanity...
Something from the darkest reaches of myth and superstition has been unleashed upon a modern world and it seems no one can stop it...