When David watches his ex-girlfriend and her lover thrown to their deaths, we are taken for a violent emotional roller-coaster ride through crime and geology.
When David, an undergraduate student, chooses to study the geology of Whitby, the area has more than an academic interest for him. It is also the scene of the murder of his school friend and her lover, recently thrown to their deaths from the windswept cliffs.
His unyielding curiosity quickly finds him enmeshed in a web of intrigue that connects pornography to European fossil smugglers and a homicidal cop.
David's amateur investigation reveals that the mystery behind the crimes on the coast revolves around his girlfriend Carrie and an anonymous girl, identified only by her short, pink skirt. He is distracted from his pursuit of truth when he falls in love with Ricky, but reminded of his precarious position when a cop and family friend is killed.
Detective Chief Inspector Birbeck, the crooked head of Whitby CID, tries to cover up and frame David. As he studies layers of rock, he discovers that the principles of geology are equally applicable to human existence, and the, primeval desires that lie beneath the veneer of civilised behaviour.
This blackly humorous crime novel is complete at 75000 words.