It always starts with a small lie. That’s how you stop noticing the bigger ones. After his friend suspects something strange going on at the launch facility where they both work – and then goes missing – Martin Hepton doesn’t believe the official line of “long-term sick leave”… Refusing to stop asking questions, he leaves his old life behind, aware that someone is shadowing his every move. The only hope he has is his ex-girlfriend Jill Watson – the only journalist who will believe his story. But neither of them can believe the puzzle they’re piecing together – or just how shocking the secret is that everybody wants to stay hidden… A gripping, page-turning suspense masterclass – experience the brilliance of the iconic Ian Rankin.