One of Greece’s wealthiest citizens is found at her Lesvos home, dangling from the rafters of her porch. For once Captain Savva and Colonel Kleitos agree: it can’t be suicide. But which of the eight seething family members is to blame? For under each calm face and haughty exterior suppurating secrets fester. As Savva digs at the case something far more dire lays just beyond the horizon, something he can’t foresee or stop.