A cycle courier is killed in a seemingly ordinary hit-and-run.
Just another tragedy on a London street?
A sunny London lunchtime is punctuated by a casual act of violence that will ricochet across four continents.
Stephen Connor, trainee Metropolitan Police detective is first on the scene when a cyclist is killed in a seemingly ordinary hit-and-run.
Nothing seems to trouble the driver, Big Oil PR guru Greg Palmer - who treats the incident as a minor inconvenience. Palmer is confronted by the dead girl's soulmate, Cara who howls at the injustice of a system that allows an unrepentant killer to walk free.
When Cara flees halfway across the world to confront him, Stephen is one step behind.
Can Stephen protect Cara from a group of charismatic eco-terrorists, who try to lure her in?
Palmer thrives on burying bad news and there is no dirtier business than an oil company trying to hide a major environmental disaster.
As a publicity stunt at a major oil refinery goes wrong, who will be there when Cara finds out that the target she cared so passionately about had simply moved?
Against a backdrop of London, New Zealand, Antarctica and Australia, the race begins....