Stephen Connor, trainee Metropolitan Police detective is first on the scene when a cyclist is killed in a seemingly ordinary hit-and-run. Just another tragedy on a London street? A sunny London lunchtime is punctuated by a casual act of violence that will ricochet across four continents. Stephen Connor, trainee detective, is first on the scene when a cyclist is killed in a seemingly ordinary hit-and-run. Nothing seems to trouble the driver, Big Oil PR guru Greg Palmer – who treats the incident as a minor inconvenience. When Palmer walks free, the dead girl’s soulmate, Cara flees halfway across the world to confront him. Stephen is one step behind. Palmer thrives on burying bad news and there is no dirtier business than an oil company trying to hide a major environmental disaster. Can Stephen protect Cara from a group of charismatic eco-terrorists, who try to lure her in? As a publicity stunt at an oil refinery goes wrong, who will be there when Cara finds out that the target she cared so passionately about had simply moved?