Having moved house, Maggie returns to Seven Dials for the first since the explosion wrecked her office, and almost cost her life. She arrives at the time when her colleagues are investigating a gang of small-time crooks.
When animal rights campaigners free some dogs from a laboratory, but fail to realise that one of the animals is dangerously ill, a children's birthday party becomes a terrible nightmare for Maggie Forbes.
When a minor civil servant is found dead in rather exotic surroundings, Maggie and her team believe they have an open and shut case of a lover's quarrel that ended in death. Nothing could be further from the truth.