There's no such thing as a free lunch...Young barrister Michael Cantrip has skipped off to the Channel Islands to take on a tax law case that's worth a fortune - if Cantrip's tax-planning chums can locate the missing heir. But Cantrip has waded in way over his head. Strange things are happening on these mysterious, isolated islands and something - or somebody - is bumping off members of the legal team, one by one. Very soon Cantrip is calling upon the aid of his colleagues back at Lincoln's Inn and it's up to amateur investigator Hilary Tamar to get Cantrip back to the safety of his chambers - alive!
Sarah Caudwell studied law at St Anne's College, Oxford and practised as a barrister for several years in Lincoln's Inn. She later specialised in international tax planning at a major London bank. She died in January 2000.