A gripping novel about murder in the Scottish Mearns and Malice in Old Dundee. It's 1846 and Reefka is on the run accused of killing Captain Robert Cargill at Oathlaw Rise in the county of Forfarshire. She flees to the city Dundee where she takes refuge in a Quaker household. Reefka is, however, far fom safe and will need all of her wits about her if she is to evade discovery and capture.