From the bestselling author of The Devotion of Suspect X and Malice comes a story about dark secrets and murder, where everyone has something to hide in a community that has everything to lose.
Hari Cove was once a popular resort town. Now, it has fallen on hard times.
Manabu Yukawa, the physicist known as 'Detective Galileo', is there to speak at a conference on a planned underwater mining operation, which has sharply divided the community. On one side are those who are concerned about the environmental impact on the area; on the other are those who see the development opportunities as the only future for the town.
When one of the resort's guests is found dead at the base of some cliffs, the police at first suspect a tragic accident. However, when murder is found to be the cause, Yukawa finds himself drawn into the case and, as he discovers, some secrets are hard to keep buried – especially those that are worth killing for…