Detective Inspector Charlie Priests day hasnt started well. Late for the first time in twenty years, thanks to a hangover, hes got a grisly workload to face. Hartley Goodrich has been found dead in his armchair, right beside the flowerpot that caused the gaping gash to his head. Theres little doubt that this was murder, and when Charlie discovers that Hartleys financial advice had lost his clients a small fortune, theres no shortage of suspects either. But is the case all it seems?