1324: a disastrous autumn looms large. As the leaves begin to fall there are those who wish to bring the kingdom down as well.
In Dartmouth, a man is found lying dead in the road. Dismissing his death as a drunken accident, the locals turn their attentions to more worrying matters – piracy. Rumours abound that spies are being sent to the great traitor Roger Mortimer. If this is true, civil war in England is inevitable.
The kingdom’s most powerful and ruthless men demand that Sir Baldwin de Furnshill and Bailiff Simon Puttock uncover the truth, and quickly. Fail and they will be executed. Succeed and there will be others ready to silence them forever….