When the local reporter accidentally stumbles into a hotel room he finds the local MP engaged in a sexual encounter in the middle of a promotional film shoot for a range of personal goods. The MP is forced to resign causing a by-election. The town of Rutherford is known to reflect the mood of the country at election times so a lot of energy is put into the campaign by all political parties. Detective Inspector Winwood is forced to cancel his leave and accept a desk job to act as a Liaison Officer for the security services who are on alert once the Prime Minister announces that he is due to campaign in the town. Sergeant Archie Tibble is sent undercover with Inspector Ruth Coleman, an intelligence officer to check on any activity in the town itself. Winwood’s frustration is tempered by the discovery of a reclusive pop star found murdered with a chilling similarity to an unsolved murder case from thirty years previous. Whilst Winwood finds helpful guidance from a terminally ill guest at the Fleetwood Hotel Tibble finds romance with his female superior. As the tension over the PM’s visit decreases Winwood uncovers vital clues to solve both murders despite being committed so many years apart. Caution: explicit sexual content from the beginning.