Sasha Grover-Williams hated her wealthy father's dubious business affairs – and ended up dead on a railway track. But did she jump or was she pushed? That's the burning question for Chief Inspector Beverley Wharton. She and her pathologist lover Dr John Eisenmenger – an expert in forensics – are immediately plunged into a messy world of corruption and violence. Who is the father of the Sasha's foetus that unexpectedly comes to light? How can Beverley be mired in the charge of collusion? What evil will Stephen Grover-Williams not stoop to in order to end the snooping? What will John make of Beverley's bid to blackmail a villain to feather her own nest? Can science triumph over treachery?