|#9 in the series featuring DI Wesley Peterson of the Tradmouth Police, Devon, England. A journalist reasearching the massacre of a family at a Devon estate 20 years ago (1985--book pub. in 2005) is murdered and the case has ties to numerous characters, some still in the area, some not. There is also a connection to the history of an early American settlement in Virginia (Jamestown, thinly disguised as Annetown) where Wesley's archaeologist friend Neil Watson is helping US historians uncover. Another very complicated plot which is wrapped up very well by the end. Ellis's books always have a fascinating historical perspective so history buffs will enjoy this one as much as mystery fans.