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Returning to work after a leave of absence, Constable Hazel Best is sent to nursemaid TV Historian Oliver Ford, who’s visiting the area to open a museum of the Crusades. Even Hazel can’t get into trouble at a museum… can she?

Well, yes. Because also present is a young man who has travelled sixteen hundred miles to fire-bomb the event. Hazel manages to save Ford’s life, though not without cost to herself. Ford is greateful; Hazel is intrigued – but her friend Gabriel Ash and her lodger Saturday are growing increasingly uneasy at the developing relationship.

Believing she has a future with Ford, Hazel dismises thir concerns – and then disappears from their lives. By now they’re sure she’s in danger. But she’s not the only one…