First in a riveting new series of medieval murder mysteries set in Scotland at the time of Robert the Bruce
It is the spring of 1297 and young wife Margaret Kerr is desperately afraid. Her merchant husband Roger has been missing since Martinmas. Has he been caught up in the swelling rebellion against the English? Is he even alive?
Jack Sinclair, her husband’s cousin and factor, has pledged to try to locate Roger in Edinburgh. When he is found stabbed to death, Margaret resolves she must ride to the city herself to uncover the truth.
But Scotland is a country at war, Edinburgh an occupied city. With English soldiers patrolling the streets, it is no place for a woman alone. And when she starts to ask questions, Margaret finds a city rife with dark secrets and dangerous loyalties. Soon she discovers how little she knew either Roger or Jack.