Those who harm it - die, goes the legend of the rare and beautiful Blood Opal. But Pug Germaine believes her husband's brutal murder has more to do with the slaughtered woman in his arms than the curse of any stone. When, one of the robbers double-crosses the others, they all lose their prize. The villains suspect Pug knows the opal's whereabouts. Pug leaves death and bankruptcy behind, takes her dog, and sails away in her only remaining possession, her boat. But she sails straight into trouble as she becomes aware of more than one stalker watching her every move. With the body count growing, can DI Ed Buchanan and Sergeant Kathryn Sinclair nail the real villains before Pug becomes the Blood Opal's next victim?