|This is the 8th in a series featuring Detective Sgt. Wesley Peterson of the Tradmouth police in the West Country of England. Wesley is one of very few black officers in the police, and his family story is explored as well as several murders. Wesley's white wife has to shoulder most of the burden of caring for their young toddler while pregnant with their second child as Wesley works long hours to solve crimes. As always in Ellis' books, several apparently disparate plots are woven together. There are threats against a local grocery store, a letter claiming a man in prison for murder is innocent, and a modern-day murder victim's body found at the site of an archaeological dig. This was another really compelling story with an archaeological theme by this author. I'm glad I have the next 4 in the series to work on . . .