When pilot Claire Hardcastle stumbles over human remains hidden in a swamp, she and her partner, DSS Jack Body, are happy to leave the investigation in the hands of the police and continue their holiday.
They’re visiting Jack’s uncle to participate in the annual sheep muster and for Claire to meet Jack’s extended family.
Then Claire meets two guests from a luxurious hunting lodge who are searching for their father. Suddenly all the people she’s mixing with seem to have motives for concealing or revealing the truth behind the body in the swamp.
In a few exciting days that encompass a sheep muster, earthquake, flooding and piloting a sabotaged aircraft, Claire has to survive and understand the mystery of whose body was in the swamp, and why a hunting lodge in New Zealand, catering to international celebrities, has become embroiled in violent crime.