A beautiful young woman is found murdered in a luxury apartment on the tropical holiday island of Phuket. She has been butchered. She has a top security pass for the British embassy. Exhibits have gone missing and the crime scene has been tampered with.
Dublin born Detective Sgt Danny O?Brien has been an alcoholic for the last ten years, when the British Ambassador in Bangkok requests assistance from Scotland Yard for this ?No hoper? of a case. Danny is packed off to Thailand to see out the last six months before his retirement. He is met at the airport by the beautiful, but brand newly promoted Thai Detective ?Ying? who is assigned to him because she is the only Thai Detective who is fluent in English.
They both have secrets and sorrows from their pasts and issues with each other and with the case. Can they overcome a cultural difference that puts them worlds apart long enough to solve an unsolvable case?