Liam D Dwyer & Brad Hammond
Ian Murdoch has survived a Muskoka winter overcoming past tragedies and misplaced loves. Now, with the promise of spring in the air, he is summoned to help Xiomara de Sa, a beautiful friend he thought that he had lost - and may lose again if the recent past is any indication.
With his Ontario Provincial Police boss preoccupied by his wife's illness, colleagues obsessed with an unusual death and the history of a local prisoner-of-war camp, and old cases coming back to haunt him, Murdoch discovers there is a price to be paid for everything. But who will pay the ultimate price?
As in his earlier adventures, Murdoch uncovers more than granite beneath Muskoka's pine forests - this time, treachery, death, and diamonds.