Pocket, Nov 2004, 6.50, 320 pp.
Young Matthew Adair was LAST SEEN IN ABERDEEN in broad daylight and then in the twinkling of an eye he vanished. No ransom demand was ever made and a Scottish task force was convened to find the child that caught the whole nation's attention. It was during a traffic accident when a horse trailer turned upside down that Matthews' lifeless body was found, the victim of blunt force trauma to the head. Also, inside the trailer were two dead lambs which belonged to Finovar Castle.
CID sergeant Seth Mornay is currently working the case trying to find the boy's killer. The job is not made easier by Deputy Justice Minister Lord Mindo Gordon, who is using Matthew's death to make a bigger name for himself by insisting the police are not working hard enough to find the killer. If that wasn't enough Mornay's father is under investigation for smuggling drugs and Pamela who is carrying his child is in a coma in a hospital while her sister is threatening to sue Seth for custody. Evidence in Matthew's murder seems to implicate the inhabitants of Finovar Castle and in particular David Lockward who refuses to tell the police where he was on the day Matthew was kidnapped.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner