Julia Dylan’s aunt, Eveline Sadeghi, vanishes while sailing from Kefalonia to Syracuse in Sicily.
Julia and her new husband Thomas abandon their honeymoon and join the search. In Syracuse they encounter a suspiciously well-informed detective who is investigating the murder of an Iranian journalist. Thomas is convinced that Eveline's disappearance is somehow connected.
Julia’s uncle, the Director General of Defence Intelligence, asks MI6 to investigate but MI6 has higher priorities. The CIA have uncovered a Russian spy at a NATO airbase north of Syracuse.
Could it all be connected?
And could the connection go all the way back to an infamous Mafia massacre in 1947?
To unravel the mystery of Eveline Sadeghi’s death, Julia and Thomas Dylan must not just understand history but must understand families, especially their own.
John le Carré meets Agatha Christie in the second gripping novel in The Dylan Series.