Internationally recognized author Minette Walters presents a thrilling new novel which tackles conflict over power, money and religion in 1349. With the Black Death devastating the citizens of England a small group of survivors, led by Thaddeus Thurkell, throw off the shackles of serfdom and set out to begin a new life. But freedom comes at a cost, and when it cannot be lawfully gained the group must consider its true worth. Courage is needed as their missions become more perilous, and loyalties are tested. This compelling novel presents a fascinating new take on the Plague years.