The tragic death of Manuel Camargue, Kingsmarkham's very own celebrity flautist, is met with a ruling of misadventure. But when, after an absence of nineteen years, Camargue's entrancing daughter Natalie reappears, Dinah, his fianc�e, goes to Wexford for help.
Dinah believes Natalie is not who she claims to be. Knowing there is a large inheritance at stake, Wexford begins to investigate.
But then events take a gruesome twist and now, more than ever, Wexford must establish Natalie's true identity.