This autumn, life is catching up with struggling novelist Thomas Quinn. Five years ago, his sometimes friend Andrew Black wrote a single, million copy-selling mystery novel and then disappeared. Now could it be that Quinn is being stalked by the hero of Black's book? His wife Imogen usually has the answers but she's working on the other side of the world and talking to her on webcam just isn't the same. Quinn finds himself in a world that might well be coming apart at the seams. If he can find Black, he might start finding answers.