Ray Spalding’s had enough of his wife, Paula. He’s left his home in Edinburgh’s Southside and headed for Belfast. It’s safer there. Unknown to Ray, Paula’s also had enough of him. She’s not going back home. Not now, not ever. Jesse Spalding wakes up one morning to find both his parents gone. And he can’t tell anyone or he’ll be taken into care.
Disgraced at school and betrayed by her former mentor, archaeologist-in-training Claire Everston has been on the run for seven months, desperate to put her past behind her and build a new life. But now her mentor has gone missing, and a strange undersea discovery has made Claire a target for sinister forces who will stop at nothing to see that Claire’s knowledge dies with her.