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The second book in the Digby Rolf Mystery series finds Digby in the role of incumbent Vicar in his home village of Wickham Bumpstead. The villagers are shaken by a series of unexplained murders, and Digby resumes his role of amateur detective. The victims are for the most part local men, and the police are baffled; there is no apparent motive behind the killings.Digby travels to France in an effort to connect the murders to the assault of Simone Dubois during the second world war, at the time of the Dunkirk evacuation. He meets Auguste, a lovely young French girl, and becomes embroiled in a tale of vengeance stretching back over the years since the end of the war. Encountering danger at every turn, Digby once again puts his life on the line to solve the mystery.