Fr Luke O’Gorman is a missionary priest running from his past.
He flees Nigeria and returns to Ireland in the hope of silencing his relentless ghosts. But instead of finding peace, his tormentors seem to have followed him, added to which, his unexpected return has stirred up buried anger at home. All of this leads to a gruesome killing at one of Dublin’s most legendary landmarks.
Detective Chief Superintendent Fírinne Jeffries, one of Ireland’s senior police officers, is called upon to investigate. As the Easter Rising Centenary interweaves itself with Fírinne’s own haunting past, she is faced with one of the most challenging cases of her career – one that could plunge the country into an international crisis.