Sophie Rivers can't wait to settle into married life now that Mike is back from touring Pakistan and Sri Lanka with the England cricket team. So when she's offered a temporary job at his home ground, archiving a collection of memorabilia that has been left to Warwickshire County Cricket Club, she jumps at the chance, envisaging companionable journeys into work and cosy lunches in the Tom Dollery bar. But the reality is a far cry from her romantic dream . . .
Once news gets out that the bequest contains some priceless objects, Sophie and her colleagues become the victims of a terrifying campaign of intimidation and violence. It seems that someone will stop at nothing to get what they want, and when some of the most valuable items go missing, along with the museum's creator, things start to look very sinister indeed.