Charles Fellows, mountaineer, national hero, and first class bastard is
found murdered in the sea near his sailing yacht on the Cornish coast. Evan
Briscoe is dispatched by Scotland Yard to investigate and finds motives
a-plenty. Fellows was disliked, if not hated by the local populace… at
least by the male population.
Or was the root of the crime in the "Pantheon of Heroes" of which Fellows is
a revered member? Sir Tony Castlefort, the only human to climb higher than
Charles Fellows, and other members of the Pantheon insist his death was
misadventure. As Briscoe ventures into the Pantheon he finds the gods that
dwell there have feet of clay.
Only Celia Fellows, Charles' lonely and unhappy sister, maintains that her
brother was murdered. To his discomfort, Briscoe finds himself attracted to
this strong-minded woman. Celia discovers that all heroes do not dwell in
the Pantheon… and Briscoe finds something else… something far more
personal… something he thought he'd never find…