In Osterley, a marshy Norfolk backwater, a man lies dying on a rainy autumn night. His last request baffles his family and friends. Baker, a devout Anglican, inexplicably demands to see the town’s Catholic priest for a last confession. The old man dies without knowing that the priest will follow him to the grave just a few weeks later – the victim of an appalling murder.
The local police are convinced the evidence points to an interrupted robbery, and have named a suspect, Matthew Walsh. But the dead priest’s bishop insists that Scotland Yard oversee the investigation. A simple task for Rutledge, a man not yet well enough to return to full duty.
Rutledge encounters a chain of events that stretches from these brooding marshes to one of the greatest sea disasters in history – the sinking of the Titanic. Rutledge comes to believe that he alone can stop a killer from striking again.
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